Fragile X Syndrome is caused by the expansion or lengthening of the FMR1 gene on the X chromosome.This is caused by a gene mutation
There are very few outward signs of fragile X syndrome in babies, but one is a having a large head circumference. They may see subtle differences in facial characteristics. The last way is by noticing intellectual abillity this may be the only way to tell in females
There is no way to cure fragile x syndrome but there is away to help the effects of Fragile x Syndrome.A few way they help are Giving them medicine and special education
Fragile x syndrome is heritable but is recessive and can be passed down for many generation with out showing any effects.
Fragile X syndrome affects 1 in 4000 males and 1 in 6000 females . About 1 in 259 women carry fragile X syndrome and could pass it to their children. Fragile X syndrome is the number 1 inherited cause of intellectual disabilities and the most common known cause of autism .