Fragile X Syndrome: Innovative Approaches to Finding a Cure
Join the talk of our CTO at this cornerstone online event of the Fragile-X patient and research communityt
We are delighted to share with you that 35 leading experts will join us for the upcoming event, “Fragile X Syndrome: Innovative Approaches to Finding a Cure,” which will be held virtually on July 22nd, 2022 on Fragile X Syndrome Awareness Day as we continue to take part in advancing breakthroughs for rare disease patients thanks to Artificial Intelligence. This cornerstone event is co-hosted by the FRAXA Research Foundation together with Wuxi Apptec.
Join our CTO Nik Subramanian at the Innovation Showcase III: Drug Repurposing together with innovative players working on Fragile X.
You can book your seat here. The event is online.
About the Fragile X Syndrome
Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder that occurs when a single gene on the X chromosome shuts down. This gene makes a protein needed for normal brain development. In FXS it does not work properly, the protein is not made, and the brain does not develop as it should.
FXS can affect both sexes. Females generally have milder symptoms than males, although there is a lot of variation and no good way to predict this. While most males have intellectual impairment, only one-third of females have significant intellectual challenges. The rest have either normal IQ or learning disabilities. Math is often a particular challenge for females. Emotional and behavioral problems are common in both sexes.
Both boys and girls may have delays in learning to speak, but most individuals with Fragile X are verbal. Lifespan for people with Fragile X syndrome is generally normal. Most affected people have active lifestyles and good health.