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.
Researchers identify FMRP protein as key player in RNA editing

Researchers identify FMRP protein as key player in RNA editing

Women with MET genetic variant and autoantibodies more likely to have autistic children

Women with MET genetic variant and autoantibodies more likely to have autistic children

Afraxis to participate in NIH's Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Disease Program

Afraxis to participate in NIH's Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Disease Program

Potential new treatment for fragile X syndrome

Potential new treatment for fragile X syndrome

Study investigates autism spectrum disorder, sibling recurrence

Study investigates autism spectrum disorder, sibling recurrence

Mercury and autism link strengthened

Mercury and autism link strengthened

Fragile X syndrome study to reveal more

Fragile X syndrome study to reveal more

Insight into Fragile X Syndrome and autism

Insight into Fragile X Syndrome and autism

Children and adults with social withdrawal due to Fragile X may benefit from STX209

Children and adults with social withdrawal due to Fragile X may benefit from STX209

Autism Speaks honors Scripps Research scientist with Weatherstone Fellowship

Autism Speaks honors Scripps Research scientist with Weatherstone Fellowship

Babies have far less ability to recognize rapidly changing images than adults

Babies have far less ability to recognize rapidly changing images than adults

UIC to begin STX209 clinical trial for treatment of autism spectrum disorders

UIC to begin STX209 clinical trial for treatment of autism spectrum disorders

Fruit flies with poor posture help scientists understand human intellectual disability

Fruit flies with poor posture help scientists understand human intellectual disability

Seaside Therapeutics commences STX209 Phase 2b study in autism spectrum disorders

Seaside Therapeutics commences STX209 Phase 2b study in autism spectrum disorders

Protein missing in fragile X syndrome acts as a molecular toggle switch in brain cells

Protein missing in fragile X syndrome acts as a molecular toggle switch in brain cells

Seaside Therapeutics commences STX209 Phase 3 study in fragile X syndrome

Seaside Therapeutics commences STX209 Phase 3 study in fragile X syndrome

Taking prenatal vitamins early during pregnancy can reduce risk of having children with autism

Taking prenatal vitamins early during pregnancy can reduce risk of having children with autism

Researchers devise new genetic technique for IVF embryos

Researchers devise new genetic technique for IVF embryos

New genetic testing technology for IVG embryos

New genetic testing technology for IVG embryos

Fragile X syndrome may be treatable

Fragile X syndrome may be treatable