Fragile X Carved Vase is a Gift for Dr. Randi Hagerman. She is one of the top research doctors in the world at University of California at Davis. Her team is doing state of the art genetic research. I am a volunteer to the Mind Institute in their research program. I carry a gene that creates a protein that is showing strong evidence towards successful treatments and potential cures for these genetic conditions. It is heartbreaking to see these children with limited abilities. As well as the parents desperate to help their children evolve into fully functioning individuals.
I visit the Sacramento campus approximately once every three years or when grant money is available for further research. Treatments and potential cures for Fragile X Syndrome, FXTAS and Autism are under investigation at the MIND Institute and progress is underway. I am humbled to be able to contribute to this research. It is an honor and a personal obligation to be a part of the scientific progress that will help these families. During my most recent visit a gave this Fragile X Carved Vase to Dr. Hagerman as appreciation for all that see is doing.
What is Fragile X Syndrome?
Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and the most common known single-gene mutation leading to autism spectrum disorders. The clinical features of FXS range from mild emotional, sensory and/or learning problems to severe intellectual disabilities and autism. Here is the link to the MIND Institute https://health.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/
Very often I get inspiration from nature, Plants, Leaves and Seed. Here the inspration is from science and genetics. If you like this carved vase take a look at https://www.aaturning.com/2016/08/17/maple-seed-pods/
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