Rett Syndrome Awareness Month officially ends today, but we encourage everyone to continue to learn more about this genetic disorder and support this amazing
community which includes families such as the Gunns and the Croissants . We continue our research and clinical care and are excited to
also share information regarding a new book on the subject.
Dr. Walter Kaufmann , Director
of the Center for Translational Research and Ravenel Boykin Curry Chair in Genetic Therapeutics at the Greenwood Genetic Center, has edited a book
on Rett syndrome. The book, Rett Syndrome, is part of the Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series from MacKeith press.
This book is aimed at clinicians and researchers as an overview of the clinical and genetic features of Rett syndrome as well as current status of therapies.
Dr. Kaufmann discusses the book below.
After a long three-year struggle trying to have children, our son, Charlie, was born on April 18, 2009. He was our miracle...perfect in every way! When
Charlie was five days old, our pediatrician called to notify us that one of the numbers from the heel prick test was a bit high. We headed to the hospital
that afternoon for more tests.
I will never forget the following day. It was cool and crisp - not a cloud in the sky....