About 3% of the population is mentally retarded. Due to the progress in medical genetics, congenital origin of disability may be explored in an increasing number of affected children, however, the etiology can still not be determined in a large proportion of the cases, although this would be indispensable for a rational therapy and genetic counselling. This review deals with some general principles and special aspects of genetic evaluation of the mentally retarded.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 15 1998|
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