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FRAXA's Impact to Date

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Current FRAXA Funded Fragile X Research

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ONGOING FRAGILE X CLINICAL TRIALS AND STUDIES

Current Clinical Trials
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TEAMS ACTIVELY RESEARCHING FRAGILE X

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GENE THERAPY AND PROTEIN REPLACEMENT STUDIES

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PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOMEDICAL PARTNERS

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COUNTRIES ARE HOME TO RESEARCH TEAMS

What is Fragile X Syndrome?

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common inherited cause of autism and intellectual disabilities. It affects 1 in 4,000 boys and 1 in 6,000 girls worldwide.

Fragile X syndrome occurs when a single gene on the X chromosome shuts down. This gene makes a protein needed for normal brain development. In FXS it does not work properly, the protein is not made, and the brain does not develop as it should.

Learn more about Fragile X syndrome

How Does FRAXA Help?

FRAXA’s mission is to find effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Fragile X syndrome. We directly fund research grants and fellowships at top universities around the world. We partner with biomedical and pharmaceutical companies, large and small, to bridge the gap between research discoveries and actual treatments.

Treatments for Fragile X are likely to help people affected by autism, Alzheimer’s, and other brain disorders.

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Latest Fragile X News & Updates

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Starting 2021 Filled with Gratitude and Determination!

2020 was a year we will never forget. Because of this incredible community and dedicated supporters, we were able to pull through the most difficult year most of us have experienced.
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Fragile X Research Funding of $1 Million Offered for 2021

FRAXA plans to fund $1 million for a generous number of Fragile X research grants and fellowships in 2021. Our mission is to find specific treatments and ultimately a cure for Fragile X syndrome. We aim to bring practical treatment into current medical practice as quickly as possible; we prioritize projects that have a clear practical application and the results of which will be shared in a timely fashion.
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Integrating Human and Mouse Studies in Fragile X Syndrome – an NIH Center Approach

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Dr. Mark Bear 1:1 with FRAXA – Developing Arbaclofen for Fragile X

Seven years ago, arbaclofen (STX209) was pulled from development, disappointing families around the US. Now MIT professor and FRAXA Investigator Dr. Mark Bear has founded Allos Pharma to bring it back. Dr. Bear sat down with FRAXA co-founder Katie Clapp to share the story and next steps.
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Towards Understanding the Role of FMRP in Human Brain Development Using Brain Organoids

Dr. Zhexing Wen and Dr. Peng Jin of the newly funded Fragile X Center of Excellence at Emory University School of Medicine join us in this seminar to present about Understanding the Role of FMRP in Human Brain Development Using Brain Organoids.
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Recruiting: Facematch Fragile X Project at University of Newcastle

The FaceMatch project is using computer face-matching technology to help find a diagnosis for children with intellectual disability (ID) where genetic testing has not provided an answer. As we know, the time prior to diagnosis is one of the toughest periods in the journey of our children and we hope that the inclusion of families such as yours with a known diagnosis may help those families who are still searching for a diagnosis.
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