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Sound processing skewed in mouse model of Rett syndrome

Researchers have traced an unusual maternal behavior in female mice modeling Rett syndrome to a neural circuit that processes sound. They have also found a drug that reverses this behavior.

By Nicholette Zeliadt
27 January 2017 | 4 min read

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