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Am J Med Genet. 1994 Jul 15;51(4):482-5.

DNA diagnosis of the fragile X syndrome in a series of 236 mentally retarded subjects and evidence for a reversal of mutation in the FMR-1 gene.

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Department of Clinical Genetics, University Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

The cloning of the FMR-1 gene and the identification of an expanded CGG repeat in DNA of fragile X patients has made reliable DNA diagnosis feasible. Southern blotting and PCR assays of the CGG repeat in an unselected series of 236 mentally retarded subjects resulted in the identification of 10 new fragile X families. Reevaluation of previously assessed fragile X families resulted in the first observation of the presence of a reversal of mutation in the FMR-1 gene.

PMID:
7943024
DOI:
10.1002/ajmg.1320510437
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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