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Deep brain stimulation for Rett syndrome

Mutations in the gene MECP2 cause an intellectual-disability disorder called Rett syndrome. In a mouse model, electrical stimulation of deep brain regions is found to ameliorate some of the features of the syndrome. See Letter p.430

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Cobb, S. Deep brain stimulation for Rett syndrome. Nature 526, 331–332 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/526331a

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