Study Offers New Insight Into Rett Syndrome

Rett Syndrome is a major cause of mental retardation in girls. Although researchers have identified the protein involved in the disease, its exact role remains a mystery. Now, a group of researchers from Children’s Hospital Boston and Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research have identified the protein’s function, a discovery the scientists say could be the first significant advance in Rett Syndrome research in years.

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