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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 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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New clinic preparation structure

Dear all, I hope everyone is doing well. In light of recent reviews of our clinic operation, we have made a few changes to our clinic preparation. Please note the following changes: - instead of booking clinics prior to other requirements, we will now be requiring...

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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.

FXTAS

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

FXPOI

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.