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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.
Abnormal protein translation leads to Fragile X ataxia, study finds

Abnormal protein translation leads to Fragile X ataxia, study finds

Antibiotic drug minocycline yields modest improvements in children with fragile X syndrome

Antibiotic drug minocycline yields modest improvements in children with fragile X syndrome

Researchers at UC Davis MIND Institute to establish Autism Center of Excellence and Treatment Network

Researchers at UC Davis MIND Institute to establish Autism Center of Excellence and Treatment Network

Mindfulness meditation can reduce stress hormone

Mindfulness meditation can reduce stress hormone

Researchers shed new light on role of methylation in gene expression

Researchers shed new light on role of methylation in gene expression

Nationwide clinical drug trials give hope for patients with autism and fragile X syndrome

Nationwide clinical drug trials give hope for patients with autism and fragile X syndrome

Quest Diagnostics offers access to a new non-invasive prenatal test developed by Natera

Quest Diagnostics offers access to a new non-invasive prenatal test developed by Natera

Computer-based cognitive/behavioral training program can benefit patients with fragile X

Computer-based cognitive/behavioral training program can benefit patients with fragile X

LP-211 compound shows promise against Fragile X syndrome

LP-211 compound shows promise against Fragile X syndrome

Biofactory introduces FastFraX FMR1 Identification Kit at MEDICA 2012

Biofactory introduces FastFraX FMR1 Identification Kit at MEDICA 2012

Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome anxiety linked to poorer adaptive behaviors

Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome anxiety linked to poorer adaptive behaviors

ESDM improves social skills and brain responses to social cues

ESDM improves social skills and brain responses to social cues

Novel target identified for fragile X-linked autism

Novel target identified for fragile X-linked autism

Increasing marijuana-like chemicals in the brain can help correct behavioral issues related to fragile X

Increasing marijuana-like chemicals in the brain can help correct behavioral issues related to fragile X

Study finds drug may aid some autism patients

Study finds drug may aid some autism patients

First Edition: September 20, 2012

First Edition: September 20, 2012

Scripps Florida designs new compound that shows promise against tremor ataxia syndrome

Scripps Florida designs new compound that shows promise against tremor ataxia syndrome

Scientists establish genetic mouse model for primary ovarian insufficiency

Scientists establish genetic mouse model for primary ovarian insufficiency

Scientists discover how pten gene causes brain changes that lead to autism-like behavior

Scientists discover how pten gene causes brain changes that lead to autism-like behavior

Similar molecular pathways involved in intellectual disability due to Fragile X and Down syndromes

Similar molecular pathways involved in intellectual disability due to Fragile X and Down syndromes