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.
Our daughter, Ryleigh, was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal deletion shortly after she was born in 2010. Since we received her diagnosis, the Greenwood
Genetic Center has become part of our family. They made certain that we did not feel alone, and they continue to provide ongoing, compassionate care
for our child. The impact they have had on our family and others across the globe everyday is immeasurable. We can't imagine walking this journey without