Fragile X Affects 1 in 250 boys / 1 in 130 girls

Fragile X is the most common inherited cause of mental impairment and the most common known cause of autism

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In the news

April 2015

Former Teva CEO Jeremy Levin heads US start-up

June 2014

FFX 2014 Donations

May 2014

FFX New Board Members

April 2014

Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein Regulates Translation by Binding Directly to the Ribosome

April 2014

Scientists Uncover Trigger of Intellectual Disability and Austism

August 2013

NIH grant could be worth up to $10m to SAGE Therapeutics and its Fragile X Syndrome drug

June 2013

An Experimental Drug’s Bitter End

March 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Osterweil and Dr. Bear at MIT on their discovery that lovastatin corrects a number of deficits in a fragile X mouse

May 2012

Friends For Fragile X Donates $20,000 To Support Genetic Disease Research

April 2012

Fragile X Syndrome can Be Reversed in Adult Mouse Brain

June 2011

Seaside Therapeutics Initiates Pivotal Phase 3 Study of STX209 in Fragile X Syndrome

April 2011

New Clue Found for Fragile X Syndrome-Epilepsy Link

March 2011

Researchers win congressional grant to study fragile X

March 2011

Methylated markers in Fragile X

March 2011

Parents of fragile X kids report improvements with antibiotic minocycline

March 2011

Chilean Conference planned for March 2011 on "Genes To Cognition" with emphasis on Fragile X

July 2010

Quest Diagnostics Develops New Test for fragile X Sydrome

May 2010

Scripps Research Institute Receives Five-Year Grant to Study the FX Gene with Long-Term Hope for Reactivation

April 2010

Promise Seen in Drug for Retardation Syndrome

February 2010

Wall Street Journal article discusses Fragile X-associated Disorders and Carriers

December 2009

The National Fragile X Foundation applauds the United States Congress and President Barack Obama for including Fragile X Syndrome for the first time ever within...

December 2009

NFXF Funds Two-Year Study of Minocycline. Study to look at benefits for children age four and up

November 2009

Study on Family Adaptation to Fragile X Syndrome: Families Speak Out

November 2009

Clinical Tests Begin on Medication to Correct Fragile X Defect

October 2009

Understanding Fragile X: A short, independent film produced by Image Union at station wttw11 in Chicago.

October 2009

UC Davis researchers receive prestigious stimulus grant for stem-cell research on FXTAS

July 2009

Fragile X Resolution Introduced

July 2009

NIH Issues Research Plan on Fragile X Syndrome and Associated Disorders

May 2009

NIH Releases Long-Term Research Plan for Fragile X

March 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Congressman Gregg Harper Shares His Family's Journey with Fragile X

February 2009

NIH Research Receives Big Boost in Stimulus Legislation

January 2009

NIH Reports Detailed Funding Information, Including Fragile X

January 2009

White House Outlines Disability Agenda

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