New Rett-causing Mutation Found in 4-year-old, Despite Testing Glitch

New Rett-causing Mutation Found in 4-year-old, Despite Testing Glitch

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New Rett-causing Mutation Found in 4-year-old, Despite Testing Glitch

A newly found mutation in the MECP2 gene that causes Rett syndrome was described in a recent report. The report highlights some of the considerations that need to be taken into account when testing for an unknown Rett-causing mutation. Here, a testing glitch showed an artificial result from the blood sample of a 4-year-old girl in China. “Each molecular diagnostic technique has its drawbacks,” the researchers wrote. The team noted that reporting the new mutation…

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