World Fragile X Day - 22nd July

Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is an inherited disease passed from parents to children that can lead to developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Sheena

Updated: Jul 23, 2021 11:42:02 am

23 July 2021 Current Affairs:World Fragile X Awareness Day is observed on July 22nd. On this day, various communities around the world illuminate various landmarks and monuments.

Highlights:
♦ World Fragile X Day honours the families affected by Fragile X and raises awareness of the progress of cure-finding research.
♦ Monuments and landmarks around the world are illuminated on World Fragile X Day.
♦ World Fragile X Day began with the FRAXA Research Foundation collaborating with communities all over the world to raise Fragile X awareness while working toward effective treatments and a cure.

About Fragile X:
♦ Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is an inherited disease passed from parents to children that can lead to developmental and intellectual disabilities. 
♦ Martin-Bell syndrome is another name for Fragile X Syndrome.
♦ FXS is the most common hereditary mental disability disease in boys, affecting one in every 4,000 boys.
♦ It affects 1 in every 8,000 girls, making it less common.
♦ FXS patients frequently have developmental and learning issues. 
♦ This is a chronic disease, and only some people with FXS disease can live independently. 
 
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