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Dr. Zoghbi's paper on Rett syndrome among Spectrum's top 10 "Notable papers of 2016"

Dec. 29, 2016

A paper published in Neuron this year from the laboratory of Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi, director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Insitute (NRI), professor ar Baylor Collge of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Investigator was selected by Spectrum as  one of the 'top 10 notable papers in 2016' in autism research.

Work from the Zoghbi lab has demonstrated that mice with too much or too little MeCP2, a gene mutated in Rett syndrome show similar malfunctions in learning and memory brain circuits, which can be alleviated by deep brain stimulation. Read more about this discovery here.

Spectrum is  is a leading source for news and analysis of latest breakthroughs in autism research. It is a very valuable resource for autism researchers and for the general lay public. It is funded by the Simon's Foundation Autism Research Initiative and was launched in 2008 as the News & Opinion section of SFARI.org and was spun off as an independent online entity in the summer of 2015. Spectrum is the 2016 Webby Honoree for Best writing (editorial) & Science website.