rett research australia

syndrome Research

Rett syndrome is a neurological disorder found almost exclusively in females. It effects around 1 in 10,000 births and there is no cure, yet.

about us

Our Research

We are based at Kids Research at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, Australia

About Us

Our research team have been researching into gene editing that would allow us to edit the genes of the girls with Rett Syndrome

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Whether you contribute financially or as advocate for Rett Syndrome, you will help us with our goal of one day curing Rett Syndrome


Dr Wendy Gold has been studying Rett syndrome for the past 10 years. As group leader of the Molecular Neurobiology Research Lab at Kids Research, Westmead Children’s Hospital, she conducts a program of interdisciplinary research aimed at understanding the underlying molecular pathology in order to develop novel treatments and ultimately a cure for Rett syndrome.


current research

- Modelling Rett syndrome using 2D and 3D cultures for gene therapy.

- Exon replacement therapy for Rett syndrome using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing.

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Girls with Rett Syndrome almost always have issues with walking

effects of rett Syndrome

Rett syndrome is a devastating neurological disorder with no cure. The disorder is caused by random mutations in the gene known as MECP2 and almost exclusively affects girls.

The girls are known as ‘silent angels’ as many are unable to speak. In addition, many girls are unable to walk or use their hands and suffer from many ailments including breathing problems, seizures, scoliosis and anxiety.

Despite the debilitating nature of the disorder, Rett girls are such beautiful little angels who motivate us to find a cure. Please donate today. All funds raised go directly towards research to finding a cure.

Little girls like Holly here need full time attention every day of their lives just to do the basic things.

funds raised for research from our sponsors
$ 10000