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.