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02 June 2011

Should babies be screened for untreatable diseases?

A new poll shows parents are split over whether their newborns should be screened for fragile X syndrome, the most common type of inherited mental disability.

A new poll shows parents are split over whether their newborns should be screened for fragile X syndrome, the most common type of inherited mental disability.

On the other hand, affected families may find it easier to prepare for their kids' special needs if they know about them early on. Currently, FXS isn't diagnosed until the child is at least three years old.

 
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