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Katie Clapp shares a laugh with her son Andy Tranfaglia, 25, at their home in West Newbury, Mass. Andy has a rare genetic condition called fragile X syndrome. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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A Family's Long Search For Fragile X Drug Finds Frustration, Hope

There is no effective treatment for the rare genetic disorder fragile X syndrome, so two parents created a foundation to fund research. But they found there's no easy road to a cure.

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A Family's Long Search For Fragile X Drug Finds Frustration, Hope

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Over There, It's Raining Nils Frahm
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Beyond The Bird On It: 'Twee Is About Shopping'

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Twilight Is Our Advocate Tonight Saxon Shore

A member of the activist group Women in White is arrested during a demonstration to commemorate Human Rights Day in downtown Havana, on Dec. 10. Members of the opposition movement say they feel betrayed by the U.S. decision to restore ties with Cuba's communist regime. Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cuba's Jews, Catholics Have Very Different Takes On The U.S. Thaw

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Nuns On The Ranch Give A Heavenly Twist To Beef

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This River Is Nearly Dry Moose

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Heating New England Homes: The Good And Bad News

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