PMDSF 2011

Root strategy

A new technique for creating stem cells from hair may help researchers understand how neurons and the junction between them form.

By Deborah Rudacille
11 March 2011 | 3 min read

Meeting brings unusual focus to Phelan-McDermid syndrome

The first international meeting on Phelan-McDermid syndrome brought together researchers and family members of those affected by the disorder, sparking collaboration and some emotion.

By Deborah Rudacille
10 March 2011 | 3 min read

First-ever Phelan-McDermid meeting has its Eureka moments

The First International Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Symposium, held last week in New York City, brought together scientists and patient advocates to share insights — including a surprising realization about mice missing the SHANK3 gene.

By Virginia Hughes
10 March 2011 | 6 min read

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