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Another Gene Found for Rett Syndrome - April 2009

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[Source: The Medical News:

New research has revealed another gene for Rett syndrome which could lead to new treatments for the disorder.

A research project by scientists from Australia and Israel has identified a genetic variation that influences the severity of symptoms in Rett syndrome.

The scientists have established a correlation between the severity of clinical symptoms and a common brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) polymorphism and they say patients with the normal BDNF genetic variant had less severe symptoms, with later onset and frequency of seizures.

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