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Can a male carry fragile x syndrome without being retarded?

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In brief: No

Females carry the fragile x gene.
Males with fragile x will be affected.

In brief: No

Females carry the fragile x gene.
Males with fragile x will be affected.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
... For the most part. Some males inherit a premutation from their mom, this is unlikely to expand when passed to dtrs, and as premutation won't cause retardation.
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