Department of Human Genetics

Fragile X Research

We are now enrolling participants in our study called "Modifiers of Fragile X-Associated Disorders (FX-MOD) study." The goal of this study is to discover genes that affect the risk and severity of three fragile X-associated disorders: FXTAS, FXPOI, and seizures in individuals with FXS. 

Our goal is to find risk genes that will help identify people with the fragile X mutation who are at risk for these disorders before symptoms occur.

Education and Resources

  • The National Fragile X Foundation
  • FRAXA Research Foundation
  • Greater Atlanta Fragile X Community Support Network
  • Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC): Fragile X Information

Center Directors

Stephen T. Warren, PhD Center Director, Professor and Emeritus Chair

Peng Jin, PhD Center Co-Director