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mRNA Therapy for Fragile X Syndrome

June 2, 2022

Dr. Kathryn Whitehead, Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, helped develop the revolutionary science behind the COVID-19 vaccines. With a 2 year $100,000 grant from FRAXA, her team will now adapt mRNA technology to deliver the missing Fragile X protein, to treat people who have Fragile X syndrome.

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What is Genomic Medicine?

video | June 16, 2022

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Would a society based on genetics be… good?

video | June 15, 2022

Eugenics is the practice of using "planned breeding" for "racial improvement." Because this idea is repulsive, the predominant response has been "genome blindness” — that is, avoiding any study or discussion of genetic differences between people. But according to geneticist Paige Harden, this is the wrong solution. Instead, we should identify genetic differences between people — including those that might affect social outcomes — so that we can help provide people with the resources they need to be successful....

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video | March 21, 2022

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