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This student drawn image is showing the comparison between a normal X chromosome and a fragile X chromosome. The fragile X chromosome contains a fragile site on the X chromosome (FRAXA) found in those with Fragile X Syndrome.

Fragile X Syndrome is named for the fragile site on the X chromosome found in those affected with this syndrome. The fragile site is known as FRAXA (Fragile site on the X chromosome site A) which appears as a gap, constriction or break in metaphase chromosomes.

Drawn by: Tara Lofthouse (z3290815)

Inspired by: The role of DNA damage response pathways in chromosome fragility in Fragile X syndrome

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