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Can Rett syndrome be prevented?

Today, the answer is no. In nearly all cases, a spontaneous mutation of the MECP2 gene causes Rett syndrome. Because there is no apparent cause for this mutation, there is no known way to prevent it. Prevention is not possible currently, but research is ongoing.

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