New Irish Research Study for Carriers of FMR1 Premutation

Niamh Mc Devitt a researcher from Trinity College Dublin is looking for people between the ages of 28 and 50, who carry the genetic premutation for Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) to take part in a new research study. The study aims to look specifically at how being a carrier can affect the brain, specifically looking at things like memory, attention and motor abilities.

There is very little research in this area in Ireland and the aim is to change that, by shedding light on this premutation that affects approximately 1-150 people worldwide. Learning more about how this premutation works, will help not only understand carriers, but may help us to understand the full mutation which leads to FXS, as well as the related disorders such as Fragile X Associated Tremor/Ataxia (FXTAS).

If you would like to take part or are interested in learning more about this research: Do not hesitate to contact Niamh Mc Devitt, Phone: 0861634105, Email: mcdevitn@tcd.ie.