Brayson Thibodeaux's parents and grandparents suspected there was something wrong with the 15-month-old boy as he wasn't yet walking, and as Scientific American Mind reports, that suspicion led them to a genetic test that revealed that fragile X syndrome had been affecting the family for generations, though in different ways.

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