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The Future is Now

August 7, 2018Research

The DNA double-helix was first postulated to be the building blocks of life by Watson and Crick in a seminal paper in 1953. Their discovery spawned a revolution in molecular biology in the 65 years that have followed, and led to the understanding of human biology, human disease and our…

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We’re in This Together

June 12, 2018Community

Last March we announced an ambitious goal at RSRT to raise $33 million over three years to support our strategic research plan, Roadmap to a Cure. This is no arbitrary goal. Every dollar correlates with a research budget that aggressively moves the needle on potentially curative approaches. I’m excited and…

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Meeting of the Minds

June 7, 2018Research

Most scientific meetings strive to inform the audience on the state of the field by presenting data in a consolidated manner, maximizing speaker time often at the expense of discussion time. Separating clinical and scientific sessions is common. This year, when planning our Investigator Meeting in Boston on May 21…

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Unapologetically Going for the Cure

April 30, 2018Research, Roadmap

A recent article entitled “A perspective on “cure” for Rett syndrome” authored by a British clinician, Angus Clarke and Ana Paula Abdala Sheikh has sparked differing reactions from Rett families as well as several Rett organizations. Our partners in the UK, Reverse Rett, wrote an open letter to the authors…

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Preparing for a Clinical Trial

April 27, 2018

As the third blog in a series introducing drug development, I am thrilled to be discussing participation in a clinical trial. Clinical trials are the only way to get new treatments to market and choosing whether or not to participate in a trial is a significant decision. As you can…

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Igniting Hope

April 13, 2018Fundraising, Success Stories

The days and months after we received the Rett Syndrome diagnosis for our young daughter, Natalie, were the darkest of our lives. There were times that the grief felt insurmountable, that we’d spend the rest of our lives in this shroud of hopelessness. We kept this mostly to ourselves, save…

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