A new study from scientists from Harvard Medical School adds evidence to the role of the MECP2 gene as a modifier of cell’s reaction to environmental stimuli. In short, too much or too little MECP2 may result in the inability of the brain or other cells to adapt to the environment. This role has been emerging from various evidence over time, and the new study, published in Neuron, adds to this theory and provides evidence on how this happens. It may help to explain why many individuals with MECP2 Duplication or Rett syndrome like routine and show disinterest or avoidance when they encounter new situations or stimuli.
About this BlogThis blog is intended for families, researchers, and professionals interested in better lives for children and adults with MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. Pam Albert's MECP2 Duplication Syndrome Website provides a great deal of useful information for families and profiles of many of the current children and adults diagnosed with this condition. Facebook users who are members of families if individuals with MECP2 Duplication syndrome may wish to join the Facebook MECP2 Duplication Syndrome Family Talk Group for discussions of family matters.
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