Better Info Access May Boost Life Quality for Men with Premutations

Better Info Access May Boost Life Quality for Men with Premutations

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Better Info Access May Boost Life Quality for Men with Premutations

Better access to information about fragile X-associated ataxia/tremor syndrome (FXTAS) could help improve the quality of life for men carrying fragile X syndrome premutations, according to the results of a small survey. The study, “Men with an FMR1 premutation and their health education needs,” was published in the Journal of Genetic Counseling. Fragile X syndrome occurs when people carry more than 200 repeats of three DNA “letters,” or nucleotides, in their FMR1 gene. Those carrying between…

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