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Giovanni Neri


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Italian medical geneticist, Rome.

Biography of Giovanni Neri

Giovanni Neri is professor of medical genetics and director of the university's Institute of Genetic Medicine, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuor in Rome. He is active in the Fragile X Research Association (FRAXA), an American body engaged in genetic research towards a treatment for Fragile X syndrome.

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