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Fragile X syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Marker X syndrome
  • Martin-Bell syndrome
  • FRAXA syndrome
  • Fra(X) syndrome
  • FXS
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News & Events


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  • 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH, Monday, February 29, 2016
    Location: Building 10, Masur Auditorium, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
    Description: The 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH will take place on February 29. The event, sponsored by NCATS and the NIH Clinical Center, aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the patients they affect and the research collaborations that are addressing rare disease challenges. The day will feature tours, posters and exhibits, and presentations.

  • Gordon Research Conferences CAG Triplet Repeat Disorders and the associated Graduate Research Seminar, Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Friday, June 28, 2013
    Location: Waterville Valley Resort, Waterville Valley, NH
    Description: The 2013 Gordon Research Conference on CAG Triplet Repeat Disorders will bring together top scientists from around the world to discuss high-impact, interdisciplinary research on CAG Triplet Repeat Disorders. The objective of the conference is to promote scientific discussion and facilitate interdisciplinary exchange by bringing leading researchers in the field together with a broad range of experts representing; clinicians, diagnosticians, neurobiologists, pathologists, geneticists and molecular biologists.

  • Neural Interfaces Conference 2010 , Monday, June 21, 2010 - Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California
    Description: The goal of the workshop was to present state-of-the-art technological advances to both the neural prosthesis and deep brain stimulation (DBS) communities while encouraging interaction between these two groups to develop new collaborations to create therapies for human use. In addition, inclusion and showcasing of trainees was an important goal. Student poster presentations fostered scientific exchange, networking, and communication among registrants and 20 travel awards were given to qualifying undergraduate, graduate or medical students, and postdoctoral fellows. One such interaction between student and principal investigator (PI) has resulted in the student becoming a postdoctoral fellow in the PI’s laboratory.

  • Interdisciplinary Training Conference in Developmental Disabilities, Monday, March 15, 2010 - Tuesday, March 16, 2010
    Location: Annapolis, Maryland
    Description: The goal of this meeting was to mentor the career development of a “hybrid” junior scientist working in developmental disabilities research, including those within T32 training programs as well as other training programs. The focus was on pre- and postdoctoral students (scholars-in-training) because interdisciplinary training after scientific formation appears to be less effective in nurturing biobehavioral scientists with an integrated focus.

  • Outcome Measures for Clinical Trials in Children with Fragile X Syndrome – Part II, Thursday, November 05, 2009 - Friday, November 06, 2009
    Location: Bethesda Marriott Pooks Hill, Bethesda, MD
    Description: The goals of the first meeting were to (1) describe outcome measures for safety and efficacy when treating children with FXS, (2) assess validation of those measures for clinical studies, and (3) describe approaches for preclinical toxicology studies to define efficacy and safety.

  • 2009 Triplet Repeat Disorders Gordon Conference, Sunday, May 31, 2009 - Friday, June 05, 2009
    Location: Waterville Valley, NH
    Description: The top two priorities of this conference were training and the communication of cutting-edge science in the area of CAG triplet repeat disorders. The focus of this conference was on areas of rapid advancement and latest developments. Speakers were selected for their expertise, recent contributions to the field, and ability to provide lively presentations. The structured discussion leaders were instructed to focus on issues that cut across each presentation in a session.

  • Workshop on Reproduction and the Fragile X Premutation, Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - Friday, April 15, 2005
    Location: William F. Bolger Center, Potomac, MD
    Description: Workshop goals were to examine the basic science and clinical and epidemiological evidence regarding the fragile X premutation and its effects on reproduction.

Other Names for this Disease
  • Marker X syndrome
  • Martin-Bell syndrome
  • FRAXA syndrome
  • Fra(X) syndrome
  • FXS
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.