Methylation

Unknown isoform adds twist to theory of fragile X origins

Contrary to conventional wisdom, most people with fragile X syndrome express the FMR1 gene — albeit improperly.

By Holly Barker
11 July 2023 | 6 min read
Illustration of a fragile X syndrome chromosome.
Genes Microphone

New gene-editing method flags fragile X mutation for repair

The approach prompts cultured cells to correct the genetic mutation in fragile X syndrome using their own DNA repair system, but it still needs to be tested further.

By Angie Voyles Askham
5 July 2023 | 5 min listen

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