The Modifiers of Fragile X-Associated Disorders (FX-MOD) study is trying to answer the question, why do some people develop tremor and balance issues and others do not?
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Why is there so much variability among male and female Fragile X carriers? There are a number of factors involved. Because the Fragile X gene is X-linked, gender plays a big role in determining who might show symptoms. Male premutation carriers, because they have only one X chromosome, are much more commonly affected by FXTAS than are female carriers.