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In Memory of Steve Warren

By |2021-06-09T13:02:40-04:00Jun 9, 2021|Blog|

As a geneticist and academic, Warren’s contributions to the understanding of Fragile X and to the broader Fragile X community are immense. In addition to being a gifted scientist, he was an outstanding leader, mentor, and friend who will be greatly missed.

Webinar: Females and Fragile X Syndrome

By |2021-06-10T09:31:47-04:00Jun 9, 2021|Blog, FXS, Webinar|

Dr. Marcia Braden joins us to discuss Females and Fragile X syndrome (FXS). This webinar helps you better understand the features associated with the syndrome. Information processing, cognitive strengths and weakness as well as social issues are identified. Strategies to address common challenges are also discussed.

Welcome to Our Newest Board Members

By |2021-06-04T10:03:56-04:00Jun 4, 2021|Blog|

On behalf of the NFXF Board of Directors, I am excited to welcome our newest class of directors for 2021. This group of individuals have all been active members of our Fragile X community for many years and contribute in all areas of outreach.

Fragile X Awareness Signs

By |2021-05-28T15:05:16-04:00May 28, 2021|Awareness Month, Blog|

We designed several Fragile X awareness yard signs so you can choose one that serves you best. Each are printed on-demand and shipped directly to you with everything you need to display them in your yard for all of July or even longer if you choose.

Congratulations to the 2021 NFXF Summer Scholar Recipients

By |2021-05-19T16:47:23-04:00May 19, 2021|Blog, Research, Summer Student Fellowship|

Congratulations to our four NFXF Summer Scholars! The Summer Scholars Research Awards are meant to introduce undergraduate students or students in professional training programs to research in the Fragile X field by providing funding for a summer project that adds to the body of knowledge around Fragile X in a meaningful way while providing a distinct training experience.

The Genetics of Fragile X Webinar

By |2021-04-29T10:31:30-04:00Apr 29, 2021|Blog, Webinar|

Many thanks to Brenda Finucane, MS, CGC, for her webinar to help each of us understand the genetics of Fragile X. The presentation was held live online Wednesday, April 28, 2021. TYou can access an on-demand stream of it here.

Cortical Gyrification and Its Relationships With Molecular Measures and Cognition in Children With the FMR1 Premutation

By |2021-06-08T17:11:47-04:00Dec 17, 2020|Research Results|

Jun Yi Wang and the study team out of the UC Davis MIND Institute are interested in learning more about the premutation carrier condition in relations to brain development and its impact on cognition. These mental processes impact the higher-level functions of the brain including language, learning new things, and making decisions.

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