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Fragile X Awareness Day

July is National Fragile X Awareness Month, July 22 is officially recognized by Congress as Fragile X Awareness Day. We celebrate the entire month of July to increase more awareness and advocacy for Fragile X.

"Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability and the most common known genetic cause of autism or autism spectrum disorders. Symptoms of FXS include a range from learning disabilities to more severe cognitive or intellectual disabilities that were previously referred to as “mental retardation.” Delays in speech and language development are common, as are a variety of physical and behavioral characteristics. FXS is caused by a “full mutation” of the FMR1 Gene."

To learn more, visit: https://fragilex.org/fragile-x/ 

 

The Center for Jewish Genetics is a cooperative effort of the Jewish United Fund and is supported in part by the Michael Reese Health Trust.

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