Aug 28, 2022

Oldest case of a rare genetic condition discovered

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A group of international researchers has uncovered evidence of a super rare genetic condition that gives men an extra X chromosome, reporting the oldest clinical case of Klinefelter syndrome to date.

The evidence comes from a 1,000-year-old skeleton from Portugal.

Klinefelter syndrome is a where individuals are born with an extra copy of the X chromosome, occurring in approximately one in 1,000 genetic-male births.

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