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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.
Scientists identify two genes involved in major symptoms of MeCP2 duplication disorder

Scientists identify two genes involved in major symptoms of MeCP2 duplication disorder

Autism Speaks announces 47 new ASD research grants

Autism Speaks announces 47 new ASD research grants

IRSF announces new grants for research into Rett syndrome

IRSF announces new grants for research into Rett syndrome

Einstein, Montefiore receive NINDS grant to establish clinical site for NeuroNEXT

Einstein, Montefiore receive NINDS grant to establish clinical site for NeuroNEXT

Established human embryonic cell lines vary from newly derived stem cell lines

Established human embryonic cell lines vary from newly derived stem cell lines

Rare syndrome's workings could help explain how brain wiring goes awry

Rare syndrome's workings could help explain how brain wiring goes awry

First report on how patterns of 5-hmC's distribution change in mouse brain during development

First report on how patterns of 5-hmC's distribution change in mouse brain during development

Researchers identify unusual genomic architecture linked with very severe forms of disease

Researchers identify unusual genomic architecture linked with very severe forms of disease

Researchers to develop diagnostic test for folate receptor autoantibody

Researchers to develop diagnostic test for folate receptor autoantibody

IRSF announces new Rett syndrome translational research awards

IRSF announces new Rett syndrome translational research awards

Glia plays key role in preventing progression of Rett Syndrome symptoms

Glia plays key role in preventing progression of Rett Syndrome symptoms

'Switching off' critical disease causing gene can reestablish Rett syndrome in adult animals

'Switching off' critical disease causing gene can reestablish Rett syndrome in adult animals

Scientists to develop new techniques for autism detection and treatment

Scientists to develop new techniques for autism detection and treatment

Researchers begin placebo-controlled trial to test drug treatment for Rett syndrome

Researchers begin placebo-controlled trial to test drug treatment for Rett syndrome

Researchers develop human cell-based model of Rett syndrome

Researchers develop human cell-based model of Rett syndrome

New findings shed light on biology of neuropsychiatric diseases

New findings shed light on biology of neuropsychiatric diseases

Researchers study Rett neurons in a Petri dish

Researchers study Rett neurons in a Petri dish

Scientists create functional neurons to study ASD development

Scientists create functional neurons to study ASD development

Research unveils epigenetic function of MECP2 gene tht cause neuropsychiatric disorders

Research unveils epigenetic function of MECP2 gene tht cause neuropsychiatric disorders

Autism Consortium begins new therapeutic initiative on Translational Medicine

Autism Consortium begins new therapeutic initiative on Translational Medicine

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