Tag Archive: MECP2 gene

Aug 15 2017

Girl Power: Meet CHOP Research Hero, Brynn Connor

At 2 ½ years old, pediatricians at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia diagnosed Brynn Clare Connor with Rett syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder that disrupts a child’s communication, coordination, muscle control, and growth over time. Caused by a mutation in the MECP2 gene, Rett syndrome can occur in both genders but almost exclusively affects girls.

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