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What is the EURO-MRX project?

The Euro-MRX Consortium is a cooperative organization of five institutes. These institutes have years of experience in research into the genetic background of mental retardation.

The goal of this project is to identify new genes which play a role in the development of mental retardation, in addition to the 82 genes known to date. By investigating the biological function of these genes, we hope to accomplish the following:

  • Increase the possibilities for DNA diagnostics on XLMR
  • Improve the support for patients and their families
  • Increase the knowledge of the functioning of the human brain

The results of the research of the EURO-MRX project will made available to patients and their families, by keeping in close contact with patient organizations and the like.