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Rett syndrome is a neurological and developmental disorder that mostly occurs in females. Infants with Rett syndrome seem to grow and develop normally at first, but then stop developing and even lose skills and abilities. For instance, they stop talking even though they used to say certain words. They lose their ability to walk properly. They stop using their hands to do things and often develop stereotyped hand movements, such as wringing, clapping, or patting their hands. Rett syndrome is considered one of the autism spectrum disorders. Most cases of Rett syndrome are caused by a mutation on the MECP2 gene, which is found on the X chromosome.
Another gene found for Rett syndrome

Another gene found for Rett syndrome

Potential new target for treatment of Rett syndrome

Potential new target for treatment of Rett syndrome

Understanding mental illness through gene-environment interactions

Understanding mental illness through gene-environment interactions

Significant Rett syndrome discovery

Significant Rett syndrome discovery

Discovery of potential treatment for Rett syndrome

Discovery of potential treatment for Rett syndrome

Breakthrough in cellular analysis

Breakthrough in cellular analysis

Breakthrough in cell-type analysis offers new ways to study development and disease

Breakthrough in cell-type analysis offers new ways to study development and disease

People with autism less influenced by gut instincts

People with autism less influenced by gut instincts

Anti-reflux surgery - research may lead to changes in treatment recommendations

Anti-reflux surgery - research may lead to changes in treatment recommendations

Neural stem cell development may be linked to Autism

Neural stem cell development may be linked to Autism

Rett syndrome gene found to be full of surprises

Rett syndrome gene found to be full of surprises

New genetic finding on Rett syndrome

New genetic finding on Rett syndrome

Girls and women with Rett syndrome have higher fracture risk

Girls and women with Rett syndrome have higher fracture risk

New approach to genetic diagnosis in autism

New approach to genetic diagnosis in autism

Genetic animal model of autism

Genetic animal model of autism

Brain needs perfection in synapse number

Brain needs perfection in synapse number

New understanding of genetics behind Noonan Syndrome

New understanding of genetics behind Noonan Syndrome

Rett syndrome can also strike males

Rett syndrome can also strike males

Researchers pinpoint autism's genetic roots

Researchers pinpoint autism's genetic roots

Rett disease progression altered by changing expression of gene

Rett disease progression altered by changing expression of gene

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