When to tell and test for genetic carrier status: perspectives of adolescents and young adults from fragile X families.

@article{Wehbe2009WhenTT,
  title={When to tell and test for genetic carrier status: perspectives of adolescents and young adults from fragile X families.},
  author={Ramsey M Wehbe and Gail A Spiridigliozzi and Elizabeth Melvin Heise and Deborah V. Dawson and Allyn McConkie-Rosell},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part A},
  year={2009},
  volume={149A 6},
  pages={1190-9}
}
We report here on our findings from adolescent and young adult females (ages 14-25) with a family history of fragile X syndrome regarding their perceptions of the optimal ages for (1) learning fragile X is inherited, (2) learning one could be a carrier for fragile X, and (3) offering carrier testing for fragile X. Three groups were enrolled: those who knew they were carriers or noncarriers and those who knew only they were at-risk to be a carrier. Only 2 of the 53 participants felt that… CONTINUE READING
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