Marisa Wexler, MS, senior science writer —

Marisa holds a Master of Science in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. Her areas of expertise include cancer biology, immunology, and genetics, and she has worked as a science writing and communications intern for the Genetics Society of America.

Articles by Marisa Wexler

Sleep May Play Role in Developing Language Skills in Children With Fragile X, Other Disorders, Study Suggests

Sleep abnormalities are associated with limitations in vocabulary in very young children with developmental conditions including fragile X syndrome, a study reports. Although preliminary, the results suggest that strategies aimed at improving sleep in young children with developmental disorders might also help improve language skills. The study, “…

Antipsychotics Most Common Prescription for Aggressive Behaviors in Fragile X Patients, Study Reveals

Treatment for irritability, aggression, agitation and self-injury (IAAS) behaviors in people with fragile X syndrome most often includes antipsychotics, a new has study found. The research, “Pharmacologic Interventions for Irritability, Aggression, Agitation and Self‑Injurious Behavior in Fragile X Syndrome: An Initial Cross‑Sectional Analysis,” was published in the …