Research & Development
Fragile X Syndrome
Real-world study: Genetic testing appears underused in autism
Neurological medicine researchers evaluated how frequently chromosomal microarray (CMA) and fragile X syndrome testing were conducted in people with autism spectrum disorder through the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART). Results were reported by Dr. Eric Morrow, PhD, head of the Developmental Disorders Genetics Research Program at Brown University, and colleagues in a research letter.
May 13, 2020
FDA clears 1st fragile X test: Asuragen's AmplideX
Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that results in developmental delays and intellectual disability. Asuragen's AmplideX fragile X Dx and carrier screen kit screens blood and shows the number of repeats of the CGG segment in the FMR1 gene associated with the condition.
February 20, 2020
Lineagen reports high accuracy for fragile X genetic test
The Salt Lake City-based company specializes in genetic testing for autism spectrum disorder and other conditions associated with developmental delays.
October 28, 2019
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