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About Angelman Syndrome

Angelman Syndrome (or AS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting approximately 1 in 15,000 live births. Although the cause of AS is known, there are currently no treatments available for this disorder. FAST is committed to funding the research that will lead to treatments and eventually a cure. Learn about Angelman Syndrome and why we believe a cure is within reach...

What is Angelman Syndrome?
Angelman Syndrome (or AS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by global developmental delays and severe speech impairment.

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What Causes Angelman Syndrome?
Angelman Syndrome is caused by a severe reduction of expression of the gene UBE3a in the brain.

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What are the Diagnostic Criteria for AS?
Signs and symptoms of AS

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Genetic Testing for Angelman Syndrome
If an individual fits the diagnostic criteria, testing for AS is recommended as issues, medications, and educational strategies that benefit AS individuals can be drastically different than those recommended for other disorders in spite of seemingly similar characteristics.

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Differential Diagnosis
While Angelman Syndrome can be misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or an autistic spectrum disorder, there are several other syndromes that share characteristics with AS and should be considered in making a diagnosis.

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Why There is Hope for a Cure
Because we know the cause of AS is a loss of functional levels of UBE3A in the brain we already possess the basic knowledge we need to start the search for a viable treatment.

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FAST Faqs: Testing 101
An explanation of the genetic tests available for the known causes of Angelman Syndrome.

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FAST Faqs: Genetics 101
Angelman Syndrome (or AS) is caused by the lack of function of one specific gene, called UBE3A. To understand this, we first need to understand how chromosomes and genes work together to allow our brains to function.

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FAST Faqs: Variability
When a parent is told the diagnosis is Angelman syndrome and they are made familiar with the characteristics of this disorder, such as seizures, sleep problems, non-verbal communication, severe cognitive impairment and more, it is quite natural to wonder what the future may hold.

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