Angelman Syndrome

It is also called AS for short

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Causes

Angelman Syndrome is caused by the deletion or mutation of chromosome 15.

Symptoms

AS affects the nervous system, causes delayed development, intellectual disability, speech impairment, and problems with movement and balance.

Population

It affects about 1 in 12,000 to 20,000 people.  Anyone can get AS if chromosome 15 is deleted or mutated.

Inheritance

Angelman Syndrome is not inherited but instead just occurs.

Prevention

There are no cures but you can get a treatment for it.  They put in the missing proteins and it can help a little.

Future

As the kid gets older it becomes harder for them to move.  The life span of someone with AS is normal and they lose some of the things they had when they were younger such as excitement.  Someone can have children in the future and their kids wont get it, unless they also have the same chromosome get deleted or mutated

Research

The research is pretty advanced. There is no cure coming soon because Angelman Syndrome is irreversible.

Works Cited


  • "Angelman Syndrome Foundation." Help Us Give Them a Reason to Smile. Angelman Syndrome Foundation, n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2014.
    <http://www.angelman.org/>.