Investigators report success for Seaside's fragile X drug; Leukemia Society backs Constellation work on BET inhibitor;

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> Seaside Therapeutics, one of this year's Fierce 15 companies, has snagged important animal and human data that underscores the potential of its experimental therapy for fragile X syndrome, which can cause a form of autism. Scientists say that STX209 corrected genetic abnormalities engineered in mouse models of the disease. And among a small group, patients taking the drug registered a significant improvement on a key "social avoidance" measure. "We think this is a great drug," says co-author Dr. Randi Hagerman. Story

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