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Rett Perspectives to Be Shared in Online Meeting With FDA

Rett syndrome community members are invited to participate in a public meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to share their perspectives about the condition and help influence the development of new therapies. Hosted by the International Rett Syndrome Foundation and the Rett Syndrome Research…

RSRT Joins Consortium to Speed Work on New Gene Therapies

The Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) has joined the new Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) Bespoke Gene Therapy Consortium (BGTC), which is working to speed the development of gene therapies for rare diseases. Launched in October 2021, the consortium is the latest AMP initiative — and the first focusing…

MECP2 May Regulate Behavioral Effects of Early Life Stresses

The MECP2 gene — mutations in which cause most cases of Rett syndrome — may be important for encoding early childhood traumas into the genetic wiring of the brain, affecting behaviors, a study in mice suggests. Titled “MeCP2 haplodeficiency and early-life stress interaction on anxiety-like behavior in adolescent…