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Can a pill cure intellectual disabilities?

one capsule in small spoonby Sharyn Lincoln, M.S., C.G.C. & Jonathan Picker, MD, PhD

The ability to improve an intellectually disabled person’s IQ sounds like science fiction, and not so long ago it was – but that is changing.

The Boston Globe recently reported on one of the most exciting things happening in medicine, and one which may profoundly change the way society approaches children and adults with special needs.  Specifically, they reported on the use of a drug that looks like it is going to help individuals with fragile X syndrome think better.

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