Asuragen today announced results from a study demonstrating that its Xpansion Interpreter molecular test can improve the determination of a woman's risk of having a child with fragile X syndrome compared to existing risk measures.

The PCR-based test is designed to complement Asuragen's AmplideX FMR1 PCR assay, which detects CGG repeats in 5'-unstranslated region of the fragile X mental retardation gene, FMR1, in women to determine whether their offspring are at risk for developing fragile X syndrome.

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