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February 9, 2007

Rett Syndrome Reversed in Mice

Rett syndrome, a severe autism spectrum disorder that affects 1 in 10,000 girls, has been successfully reversed in mice. However, researchers are still a long way off from duplicating the results in humans.

“The thing that keeps your feet on the ground with this study is it shows the principle of reversibility, but doesn’t give you any clue about how to accomplish that,” cautioned lead researcher Dr. Adrian Bird, a geneticist at Scotland’s Edinburgh University.

Surprise hope for recovery from Rett syndrome

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