By Ben Butkus

This story has been updated from a version posted May 5 to clarify information regarding the availability of Quest's fragile X test.

Scientists from Celera and a national reference laboratory at the University of Utah have developed a PCR-based assay to detect the presence or absence of an expanded allele in the FMR1 gene on the X chromosome that is associated with fragile X syndrome and other developmental and degenerative disorders.

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