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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.
New mouse model shows great promise for Rett syndrome research

New mouse model shows great promise for Rett syndrome research

Researchers discover protein responsible for X chromosome inactivation

Researchers discover protein responsible for X chromosome inactivation

New drug reduces symptoms of Rett syndrome in preclinical models

New drug reduces symptoms of Rett syndrome in preclinical models

Researchers reverse symptoms associated with Rett syndrome in mouse model

Researchers reverse symptoms associated with Rett syndrome in mouse model

MGH study points toward potential strategy for treating X-linked disorders

MGH study points toward potential strategy for treating X-linked disorders

Drug used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus

Drug used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus

Using Machine Learning to Accurately Diagnose Childhood Autism Sooner

Using Machine Learning to Accurately Diagnose Childhood Autism Sooner

Phase 3 clinical trial for compound that shows promise in treatment of Rett syndrome

Phase 3 clinical trial for compound that shows promise in treatment of Rett syndrome

New strategy allows researchers to identify potential treatments for altered levels of MeCP2

New strategy allows researchers to identify potential treatments for altered levels of MeCP2

Researchers use small molecule to relieve symptoms of Rett syndrome in mouse model

Researchers use small molecule to relieve symptoms of Rett syndrome in mouse model

Small-molecule drug improves brain performance in mouse model of Rett syndrome

Small-molecule drug improves brain performance in mouse model of Rett syndrome

Scientists manage to permeate living cells with small antibodies

Scientists manage to permeate living cells with small antibodies

Study opens new range of therapeutic options for patients with atypical Rett syndrome

Study opens new range of therapeutic options for patients with atypical Rett syndrome

Researchers discover genes that could serve as therapeutic targets to reverse Rett syndrome

Researchers discover genes that could serve as therapeutic targets to reverse Rett syndrome

Researchers show how adult learning is impaired in females using mouse models of Rett syndrome

Researchers show how adult learning is impaired in females using mouse models of Rett syndrome

Specific gene pathway appears to regulate growth, structure, and organization of cerebral cortex

Specific gene pathway appears to regulate growth, structure, and organization of cerebral cortex

Experts to examine impact of live music on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities

Experts to examine impact of live music on health and morbidity in children with learning disabilities

Researchers identify process in the brains of mice that may explain repetitive actions in Rett patients

Researchers identify process in the brains of mice that may explain repetitive actions in Rett patients

Skin cells derived from autistic donors grow faster than those from control subjects

Skin cells derived from autistic donors grow faster than those from control subjects

Scientists use stem cell techniques to unravel biology of autism

Scientists use stem cell techniques to unravel biology of autism