Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability. Symptoms of fragile X include: mental impairment, ranging from learning disabilities to intellectual disability; attention deficit and hyperactivity; anxiety and unstable mood; autistic-like behaviors; and specific physical characteristics. Seizures (epilepsy) affect about 25% of people with fragile X.

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New research on Fragile X syndrome reinforces importance of early detection
A Vanderbilt study on Fragile X syndrome, the most common heritable cause of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability, illuminates defects specific to the early-use critical period on initial sensory experience and points to the importance of early detection and intervention.

Grants related to the topic: Fragile X syndrome

  • Genetic and Developmental Analyses of Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein
    PI: Broadie, Kendal

People related to the topic: Fragile X syndrome

Kendal Broadie, Ph.D.
Stevenson Professor of Neurobiology; Professor of Biological Sciences; Professor of Pharmacology; Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D.
Lee E. Limbird Professor of Pharmacology; Director, Vanderbilt Program in Drug Discovery

Deborah Hatton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emerita, Special Education

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