UW-Madison research published this week reveals how one mutation causes fragile X, the most common inherited intellectual disability. “Fragile X syndrome has been studied as a model of intellectual disability because in theory it’s comparatively simple,” says senior author Xinyu Zhao, a professor of neuroscience in the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Dr. Zhao is also a member of the MCP Faculty. The paper was published in Nature Neuroscience and also included Dr. Ed Chapman (collaborating author). Read the article here.