Spelling Love with an X: A Mother, a Son, and the Gene That Binds Them

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Now in his twenties, Clare Dunsford's adult son, J.P., was diagnosed with fragile X syndrome at age seven. The most common inherited form of mental retardation, fragile X affects the lives of more than a million people in the United States, including those with the full mutation, their families, and treatment professionals. Unlike autism or Down syndrome, fragile X does not strike like a bolt of lightning, leaving its mark on just one person; it spreads throughout a family like a tidal wave. When a child is diagnosed with ...

Spelling Love with an X: A Mother, a Son, and the Gene That Binds Them 2007, Beacon Press (MA), Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780807072790

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