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The Fragile X Alliance Inc is a non-profit organisation whose mission statement is to promote education and research into fragile X syndrome, as well as disseminate information and new findings about fragile X syndrome.

Specifically, FXA Inc offer clinical services and educational resources. In addition to this, we are strongly involved in research projects aimed at improving care and understanding of FXS.

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Recent News

Fragile X Carrier Screening Study

Informed decision making and psychosocial outcomes in pregnant and nonpregnant women offered population fragile X carrier screening

The results of this study, conducted by scientists at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne, are now published. Here are the findings:…

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Fragile X Alliance Membership 2018

It is that time of year again, where we ask you to renew your annual membership to the Fragile X Alliance (FXA) Inc.

A small expense goes a long way to helping us provide medical and educational support to the fragile X community.

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Entertainment Book 2017-2018

Part of our fundraising efforts come in the shape of the very exciting Entertainment Book each year.

This book contains endless discount coupons from brands such as Hoyts, Grill’d, Dan Murphy’s, Coles, Woolworths, travel partners, and so much more!!

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It’s Something I Need to Consider

‘‘It’s Something I Need to Consider” Decisions About Carrier Screening for Fragile X Syndrome in a Population of Non-Pregnant Women”

Archibald AD, Jaques AM, Wake S, Collins VR, Cohen J, Metcalfe SA. 2009 – Am J Med Genet Part A 149A:2731–2738

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Fragile X Associated Disorders

Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disorder caused by a mutation (a change in the DNA structure) in the X chromosome. It is the most common known cause of inherited developmental disability worldwide. One in 3,600 males and one in 4-6,000 females are affected. One in 150 females carry the premutation and will pass the gene on to 50% of their offspring, male or female, any of whom may be affected.


Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS), a condition which affects balance, tremor and memory in some older male gene carriers.


Fragile X-associated primary ovarian insufficiency (FXPOI), a problem with ovarian function which can lead to infertility and early menopause in some female gene carriers.