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Silent Angels: The Rett Syndrome Story

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Reports on Rett syndrome, a neurological disorder that affects mostly girls in early critical stages of their body's development. Carried on the "X" chromosome, Rett syndrome causes a regression of motor skills with loss of speech, repetitive hand movements and seizures as some of the early symptoms. Traces the quest to isolate the gene. Includes interviews with the researchers, doctors, and families involved. Hosted by Julia Roberts.

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