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L'X fragile sera vaincu | Fragile X will be conquered

Brain changes associated with Fragile X take place before age 2

“Because we know what gene causes Fragile X, the FMR1 gene, and we know where in the brain this gene is expressed, these findings provide important targets for potential early intervention and monitoring of the effects of interventions for the behavioral and cognitive problems in individuals with Fragile X syndrome. There are pharmaceutical compounds currently in clinical trials for treating Fragile X syndrome that are rationally derived, targeted treatments for Fragile X based on our understanding of the neurobiological functioning underlying . Eventually we hope that we will be able to monitor the effects of these interventions on particular parts of the brain identified in this study and draw inferences about which parts of the are the most important targets in Fragile X,” Piven said.

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