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Monica Coenraads is the Executive Director of the Rett Syndrome Research Trust. She feels that there might be something useful for understanding both Rett Syndrome and MECP2 Duplication Syndrome to be learned from women who carry the MECP2 duplication but do not have symptoms. Typically these would be moms or sisters of boys with MECP2 Duplication syndrome. She is looking for women or girls who have the duplication, are free of symptoms, have been tested for skewing (the selective inactivation of the X chromosomes with the duplication), and have been found to have normal skewing. If you happen to fit this profile, please consider contacting Monica. 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