Drs. Oostra, Warren, and Nelson discovered the Fragile X gene and its FRAXA mutation in 1991.

Working toward a Cure

FRAXA’s mission is to find effective treatments and a cure for all children and adults with Fragile X, by directly funding the most promising research. As the pace of Fragile X research accelerates, the prospects of finding effective treatments and a cure for Fragile X and autism continue to improve. FRAXA-funded researchers at universities around the world are leading the way.

Our Strategy

FRAXA’s research portfolio spans the spectrum of translational, pre-clinical, and clinical research — all coordinated to make the most of each dollar. We maintain a diversified approach, developing several treatment strategies in parallel, since success is never certain in developing a single drug.

FRAXA-funded research has progressed from understanding the cause of Fragile X to Phase III clinical trials of targeted medicines.
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Clinical trials are in progress and seeking participants in the US and in Europe. Trials of available drugs and investigational new drugs are both underway.
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Look here for latest news about Fragile X treatment advances, research discoveries, families and FRAXA in the news.
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Research is accelerating, and prospects of finding treatments and a cure for Fragile X and autism continue to improve. FRAXA is leading the way.
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