The University of South Carolina is conducting a research study to learn about the Fragile X premutation. The focus is on the range of language, social, and cognitive features that may be associated with variation on the FMR1 gene.
About the Research Study
Who can participate?
Women who are carriers of the Fragile X premutation, aged 35–75 years, may be eligible to participate.
What will happen in the study?
If the individual qualifies and decides to be in this research study, participation will take about 4 hours and will take place at the University of South Carolina or in a quiet room in the participant’s home, depending on participant preference. All travel expenses are covered by the project.
Participation will involve:
- Answering questions and completing assessments about cognitive, language, and social styles, and preference and family experiences.
- Providing a genetic sample (cheek swab) to index FMR1 gene variation.
What are the good things that can happen from this research?
We hope our results will help us learn how to better support families who have a child with Fragile X and individuals who carry the Fragile X premutation.
What are the bad things that can happen from this research?
There is minimal risk associated with participation. Participants may experience mild fatigue or frustration while completing study activities; breaks will be offered as needed.
Will I be paid to be in this research study?
Participants receive $50. Travel reimbursement may be available for eligible families.
Our Most Recent Opportunities
The Research in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Lab at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is looking for parents of male or female children 6 to 17 years old with Fragile X syndrome for an online survey.
RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are conducting an early intervention study to learn about the best ways to support early development in infants identified with the full mutation of Fragile X. Babies 0–9 months old with the full mutation, and their caregivers, may be eligible to participate.
Doctors at Rush University are researching cognition, balance, and walking patterns in people who carry a premutation in the Fragile X (FMR1) gene.
The University of South Carolina is conducting a research study focusing on the range of language, social, and cognitive features that may be associated with variations on the FMR1 gene. Women age 35-75 who are carriers of the Fragile X premutation may be eligible to participate.