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Study supports screening for the fragile X syndrome

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6973.148a (Published 21 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:148

A blood test to screen for the fragile X syndrome is now available and should be offered to all those at risk, concludes a study in the January issue of Archives of Disease in Childhood (1995;72:33–7). The authors recommend that schoolchildren with learning difficulties should be screened and that the test should then be offered to the families of children found to carry the gene for the syndrome.

Dr David York-Moore, research officer for the Fragile X Society, welcomed the study's …

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