How do people inherit Rett Syndrome?

By  ,  National Institute of Health
Jan 07, 2013
In more than 99.9 percent of cases of Rett Syndrome, the genetic mutation is spontaneous.


Random mutations are usually not inherited or passed from one generation to the next. In a very small percentage of families—about 1 percent—Rett mutations are inherited and passed on by female carriers. Scientists are working to learn more about these families to understand how this inherited mutation arises.

 

 

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