Fragile X DNA analysis is one of the most commonly ordered medical genetic tests. It is recommended as a standard part of the genetic work-up of children with developmental delay, autism or intellectual disability. Adult neurologists and reproductive specialists increasingly recommend Fragile X testing, as awareness has grown about Fragile X-associated Tremor Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS) and Fragile X-associated Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (FXPOI). Fragile X carrier testing during pregnancy has also become relatively commonplace in the US and elsewhere, even for women without a family history suspicious for Fragile X disorders.
This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of ZYN002, a clear cannabidiol (CBD) gel that can be applied to the skin (called transdermal application) twice a day for the treatment of behavioral symptoms of Fragile X syndrome (FXS).
Routine activities such as working at a paying job, volunteering, or participating in a day program are all good options. Here we provide some tips to figure out what type of activities are best for your child.
We asked this year’s four NFXF Summer Scholars — Collis Brown, John Burwinkle, Bonnie McKinnon, and Elizabeth Saoud — to summarize their summer project in a 15-minute video presentation, and here they are!
We held an NFXF Webinar with three of our industry partners working on treatments for Fragile X syndrome. Each shared the most up-to-date information on their research project(s) in a way that is understood by those who aren’t steeped in drug research day in and day out. A short Q&A followed each presentation.
Are you wondering when and how to talk to your daughter about her Fragile X syndrome diagnosis? If so, you are not alone. Here are some strategies to help in talking about your daughter’s FXS diagnosis with her.