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Rett In The News

The New York Times
December 19, 2020
Clusters of living brain cells are teaching scientists about diseases like autism. With a new finding, some experts wonder if these organoids may become too much like the real thing.
October 14, 2020
A gene therapy for Angelman syndrome stands at the forefront of efforts to treat autism-linked conditions that stem from single genes.
October 3, 2020
October is Rett Syndrome Month. It's a rare and very challenging disease that affects just one in 10,000 girls. It's a tough go, but there is hope. Tim Freeman from the Rett Syndrome Research Trust tells us more.
August 27, 2020
Problems with the formation of DNA-filled droplets that control gene expression may contribute to Rett syndrome, a new study suggests.
Taysha Gene Therapies
August 5, 2020
Taysha Gene Therapies, a patient-centric gene therapy company with a mission to eradicate monogenic CNS disease, today announced that it has closed an oversubscribed $95 million Series B financing with a premier syndicate of life science investors, led by Fidelity Management & Research ...
Vico Therapeutics
July 29, 2020
Vico Therapeutics, a Leiden, the Netherlands, based biotech company focusing on the development of RNA modulating therapies for rare neurological disorders, today announced that it has raised $31 million (€27 million) in a Series A financing round.
July 14, 2020
OHSU study first to use programmable RNA editing to repair gene that contributes to Rett syndrome.
The New York Times
July 7, 2020
Our executive director, Monica Coenraads, and her daughter are featured on the front page of the NYT science section.
June 11, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has stretched hospital resources beyond their capacity, disrupted the delivery of care, and drained providers of billions of dollars of revenue for canceled elective procedures, office visits, and tests.
April 29, 2020
The world's largest brain research prize is Danish and is awarded by the Lundbeck Foundation. Each year, we award 10 million DKK (approx. 1,3 million€) to one or more brain researchers who have had a ground-breaking impact on brain research.
The New York Times
April 17, 2020
There’s more than meets the eye — here are some tips to help avoid confusion.
The Scientist
March 1, 2020
When X-linked genes evade silencing on the “inactive” chromosome in XX cells, some protect women from diseases such as cancer, but others seem to promote conditions such as autoimmunity.
February 11, 2020
Gene or genome editing describes a process by which targeted and deliberate changes to the DNA sequence are made. Recent advances in programmable nucleases, including the CRISPR-Cas9 system, mean that manipulating DNA has never been easier, which could fundamentally alter the way we treat and ...
February 4, 2020
Making changes to the molecular messengers that create proteins might offer flexible therapies for cancer, pain or high cholesterol, in addition to genetic disorders.
January 3, 2020
GEN invites its readers to gaze into the crystal ball that is the January 2020 issue.
October 21, 2019
Austrian pediatrician Andreas Rett first recognized the syndrome that would later bear his name in the mid-1960s. The first description in English, published in 1983, detailed a “progressive syndrome of autism” and other traits in 35 girls.