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.
The journey to becoming parents did not start as an easy one for my husband and I. We suffered the heartache of miscarriage and the unimaginable pain of
burying our first born child. Our son, sweet 1 lb 1.4 ounce, 12 inches long, teeny, tiny little Joseph “Hamilton” Jones was born with spina bifida,
hydrocephalus, and a heart defect. It tore our hearts out leaving the hospital without him, knowing our dreams and hope for the future were shattered.