Finding effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of autism.
Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited cause of autism and intellectual disabilities. It affects 1 in 4000 boys and 1 in 6000 girls of all races worldwide.
Fragile X occurs when a single gene shuts down. Our children lack one protein vital for normal brain function.
FRAXA is committed to finding a cure for fragile X. Three Nobel Laureates and other top-notch scientists make up our Scientific Advisory Board. FRAXA has funded over $26,000,000 in research worldwide; hundreds of teams are in their labs right now, testing, seeking, discovering.
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