X-linked non-specific mental retardation

Daniela Toniolo, Patrizia D'Adamo

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Non-specific mental retardation is a very common and genetically heterogeneous disorder but, to date, only six genes related to this condition have been identified. Five of these six have been found in the past two years, through positional-cloning efforts of mapped X-linked families. The characteristics of the newly identified genes are providing insights into the molecular mechanisms of mental impairment and the development of cognitive functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-285
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Genetics and Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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