Prader -Willi Syndrome

By: Braeden Gagliano

Summary of PWS(Prader Willi Syndrome)

Prader-Willi syndrome is a complex genetic condition that affects many parts of the body. The syndrome itself is caused by a certain chromosome mutation into less or more than what is "instructed" for the cell to make. Some of the symptoms of this syndrome, are poor growth, and the constant feel of hunger.

How can someone inherit PWS?

Most cases of PWS(Prader Willi Syndrome) are not inherited, the events of this are almost always random. It is possible if the person who has it produces a offspring, for that child to have that gene activated.

Current Research on PWS

The research that is current today, shows that the main issue is that there is a part missing around the 15 chromosome. The other option is when the off spring obtains two copies of the chromosome 15.
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Symptoms of PWS

People with PWS(Prader Willi Syndrome) often have intellectual and learning disabilities. Some of the other symptoms include, poor muscle tone, low levels of sex hormones, and a constant feeling of hunger(Due to a part of the brain not cooperating).


There is currently no cure for PWS(Prader Willi Syndrome), but there are certain treatments that you can do to counteract the defects of the syndrome.
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Works Cited

“Getting Tested.” Prader Willi Syndrom Association. PWSA (USA) NATIONAL OFFICE, n.d. Web. 7 Apr. 2016. <>.

“Prader-Willi syndrome.” Genetics Home Reference. N.p., 28 Mar. 2016. Web. 4 Apr. 2016. <>.

“Prader-Willi Syndrome.” National Library of Medicine. N.p., 8 Feb. 2016. Web. 5 Apr. 2016. <>.