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In Rett syndrome model, team shows how adult learning is impaired in females

Posted on 18 January 2017 | 1:33 pm by admin

In mouse models of Rett syndrome -- which in humans is seen overwhelmingly in females -- researchers have demonstrated how failure of Mecp2, the mouse equivalent of the human gene of the same name, has biological consequences that prevent adult females from learning how to gather newborn pups in the days immediately following the pups' birth. They reversed the defect.



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