Fragile X-Associated Tremor and Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS): For Researchers and Health Care Providers

Colorado Fragile X Consortium External Web Site Policy
The University of Colorado Medical School-based consortium brings together researchers and clinicians based in Colorado who are advancing the study and treatment of disorders associated with FMR1.

FRAXA Research Foundation External Web Site Policy
FRAXA's mission is to accelerate progress toward effective treatments for fragile X syndrome, and ultimately a cure, by directly funding promising research. FRAXA also supports families affected by fragile X and raises awareness.

FXTAS Guidelines
Berry-Kravism, E., Abrams, L., Coffey, S. M., Hall, D. A., Greco, C., Gane, L. W., et al. (2007). fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome: clinical features, genetics, and testing guidelines. Movement Disorders, 22, 2018–2030. PMID: 17618523


Fragile X Syndrome Research Centers Program
The NICHD's IDD Branch funds three Fragile X Syndrome Research Centers. These centers are geared toward stimulating multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research and translating basic research findings into clinical practice.

NIH Research Plan on Fragile X Syndrome and Associated Disorders (PDF – 440 KB)

National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) External Web Site Policy
A membership organization and information resource for the profession, NSGC aims to advance education, research, and public policy. In 2005, the society released its recommendations regarding fragile X syndrome.

  • McConkie-Rosell, A., Finucane, B., Cronister, A., Abrams, L., Bennett, R. L., & Pettersen, B. J. (2005). Genetic counseling for fragile X syndrome: updated recommendations of the national society of genetic counselors. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 14, 249–270. PMID: 16047089
  • Find a genetic counselor External Web Site Policy

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