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Two Decades of Fragile X Research Lead to Treatment Test

Emory scientists have led research on fragile X syndrome since it was first identified as the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability. In 1991, Emory human genetics chair Stephen Warren led a team that discovered the responsible mutated gene on the X chromosome. Emory scientists helped develop a screening test and have been studying fragile X syndrome ever since, but there has been no targeted treatment. Now finally a possible drug therapy is in sight, and Emory is one of four centers conducting a Phase II clinical trial. Full story >