The Fragile X Chromosome is the most common form of human mental retardation. A mutation in a single gene is all that is needed to create the Fragile X Syndrome and pass it on from one generation to the next.
The Arts & Entertainment (A&E) channel has a new series on cable television called Intervention that is both awful and touching in the same moments. The story of Tamela was especially moving. Tamela, beautiful, strong, smart, a winner in every surface respect, is a “cutter” in her core or, as the National Institute for Mental Health labels her illness, a “self-mutilator.”