20 Years of Advancing Fragile X Research: Progress Toward a Cure

How has our understanding of Fragile X syndrome changed over the last 20 years?

Dr. Mark Bear, Picower Professor of Neuroscience at MIT and FRAXA Investigator, joined the Fragile X field in 1999 when he received a research grant from FRAXA Research Foundation. At the time, we recognized the symptoms of Fragile X, and we knew its cause: a single missing protein. But we knew very little else.

Dr. Bear traces the discoveries that now give us great optimism of finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Fragile X.

This excerpt came from the Fragile X Syndrome: In Pursuit of a Cure webinar that took place on World Fragile X Day 2021. It was hosted by WuXi AppTec in partnership with FRAXA Research Foundation. Feel free to watch the webinar in it’s entirety.  

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Global Leader in Fragile X Research

FRAXA-funded researchers around the world are leading the way towards effective treatments and ultimately a cure.

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Help Fund the Cure

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