14 June 2009 – Edmonton, AB, Canada From a parent’s perspective one of the strange things about MeCP2 Duplication syndrome is that it has been described both as rare and common. How rare is it? Continue reading
This is a great 2003 “Research Channel” video from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute abiut the genetic basis for Rett syndrome. Although this is about Rett syndrome, not MeCP2 Duplication Syndrome, Dr. Huda Zoghbi does a great job of explaining the role of the MeCP2 gene. It’s an hour long, but it is well worth watching.
Dr. Huda Zoghbi: The Strength of Families: Solving Rett Syndrome
2 June 2009 – Leesburg, VA, USA The International Rett Syndrome Foundation gave its top award, The Circle of Angels Research Award, to Dr. Huda Zoghbi, Professor in the Departments of Molecular and human Genetics, Pediatrics, Neurology and Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine for her pioneering work on the MeCP2 gene. Congratulations to Dr. Zoghbi on this well earned award.
Dr. Huda Zoghbi receives Circle of Angels Research Award from The International Rett Syndrome Foundation
Dr. Zoghbi and her colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine have made major advances in the scientific understanding of MeCP2 Duplication Syndrome. For a description of some of her research at the Howard Hughes Medical institute, see her Research Investigator Abstract or her Faculty web page from Baylor Medical College.
Welcome to to the MeCP2 Duplication Syndrome Blog. This blog is inteneded to share information of ineterst to families affected by MeCP2 Duplication syndrome. The information shared on this site should not be considered medical advice.It is important to remember that each individual who has MeCP2 duplication is unique. What works well for one, may not work for others. Therefore, it s essential to consult with your family members physician before applying medical interventions discussed on this blog.