Fragile X Syndrome News and Research

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Fragile X syndrome is the most common form of inherited mental retardation. A problem with a specific gene causes the disease. Normally, the gene makes a protein you need for brain development. But the mutation causes a person to make little or none of the protein, which results in the symptoms of Fragile X.
Complex molecular dance could inform the development of future treatments for fragile X syndrome

Complex molecular dance could inform the development of future treatments for fragile X syndrome

Amygdala in children diagnosed with autism begins its accelerated growth during infancy

Amygdala in children diagnosed with autism begins its accelerated growth during infancy

New DNA test can quickly and accurately identify a range of hard-to-diagnose genetic diseases

New DNA test can quickly and accurately identify a range of hard-to-diagnose genetic diseases

Rutgers study links genetic disorders to walking patterns

Rutgers study links genetic disorders to walking patterns

Tracking ADHD symptoms, behavior in people with intellectual disability using a smartphone app

Tracking ADHD symptoms, behavior in people with intellectual disability using a smartphone app

Research points to new opportunities to prevent treatment resistance in fragile X syndrome

Research points to new opportunities to prevent treatment resistance in fragile X syndrome

“Expansion Hunter” method can detect DNA errors that lead to repeat expansion diseases

“Expansion Hunter” method can detect DNA errors that lead to repeat expansion diseases

New tool helps measure communication development in youth with Down syndrome

New tool helps measure communication development in youth with Down syndrome

Metabolic dysfunction found in mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders

Metabolic dysfunction found in mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders

UVA researcher developing innovative gene therapy to help children with Rett syndrome

UVA researcher developing innovative gene therapy to help children with Rett syndrome

Researchers find new way to prevent attention deficits associated with Fragile X syndrome

Researchers find new way to prevent attention deficits associated with Fragile X syndrome

Study: TALEN is five times more efficient than CRISPR-Cas9 in tightly packed DNA

Study: TALEN is five times more efficient than CRISPR-Cas9 in tightly packed DNA

Researchers discover mechanisms underlying learning and memory formation in the brain

Researchers discover mechanisms underlying learning and memory formation in the brain

Mice born with Fragile X syndrome have fewer cell antennas

Mice born with Fragile X syndrome have fewer cell antennas

Researchers solve the mystery of genetic defect in horses

Researchers solve the mystery of genetic defect in horses

Breakthrough discovery could lead to treatment of Fragile X syndrome

Breakthrough discovery could lead to treatment of Fragile X syndrome

Gene mutation linked to MEF2C haploinsufficiency syndrome

Gene mutation linked to MEF2C haploinsufficiency syndrome

Scripps professor receives Research Program Award for advancing RNA-targeting medicines

Scripps professor receives Research Program Award for advancing RNA-targeting medicines

Study: Behavioral intervention is effective in treating language problems in youth with FXS

Study: Behavioral intervention is effective in treating language problems in youth with FXS

Genetic mutation found to improve cognitive flexibility in mice

Genetic mutation found to improve cognitive flexibility in mice