Rett protein alters visual circuits in mice

MeCP2, the protein that’s missing or mutated in Rett syndrome, is crucial for remodeling neural circuits in response to vision, according to a study published in April in Neuron1.

Rett syndrome is a rare and debilitating disorder on the autism spectrum that primarily affects girls. Symptoms begin to appear between 6 and 18 months of age, usually beginning with a decline in motor and language skills.

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