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(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 9 -- Rett syndrome -- a relatively rare autism spectrum disorder -- may be reversible, if experiments in mice are borne out in humans.

The syndrome, which affects about one in 10,000 girls, is caused by mosaic expression of mutations in the X-linked gene MECP2 and destroys speech, normal movement, and use of the hands, although there is no loss of neurons, according to Adrian Bird, Ph.D., of the University of Edinburgh.

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