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Angelman Syndrome 3

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The Angelman Syndrome





   Dr. Harry Angelman [1]


Angelman Syndrome is a genetic condition distinguished by severe mental retardation, speech impairment, and cheerful behavior. It appears in children and adults;  between 1/10,000 to 1/20,000 people are affected.[2][3]


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Harry Angelman 


AS Symptoms


AS Diagnosis


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AS Genetics


AS Foundations


Living with AS




By:  Isabel Wenk and Derrick Roach



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  1. "Dr. Harry Angelman." Altona's Angelman. Web. 31 Oct 2009. .
  2. Roggenbuck, Jennifer Ann, MS, CGC. "Angelman syndrome." Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders. Ed. Brigham Narins. Online. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2008. Science Resource Center. Gale. 26 October 2009
  3. How Common is AS?. 2009. Angelman Syndrome Foundation, INC., Web. 31 Oct 2009. .

Comments (18)

rryoung@... said

at 10:19 am on Oct 29, 2009

Good start - I like the way that you have formatted the first page. Remember that your information needs to be more in-depth.

Alexandrea Schwent said

at 10:20 am on Nov 4, 2009

On your diagnosis page, I like the way you highlight specific things. They stand out and draw your more important information out.

Emily Ryan said

at 10:27 am on Nov 4, 2009

It's so wierd that theree's more than one cause for this disease all on the same chromosome. I liked the way you described each of the types of defects so that we can see what specifically goes wrong

Callie Meece said

at 10:33 am on Nov 4, 2009

I have never heard of this disease before, but i like how you described it, especially on the symptoms page beacuse it gave me some real insight into the disorder. I do also like how you included pictures of the children affected by the disorder, so you can truly see that they are happy people

Dylan Caudill said

at 10:37 am on Nov 4, 2009

Your page was very informative. Angelman syndrome is similar to Prader-Willi Syndrome. They have many similar symtpoms, such as hypotonia and motor problems. This is likely due to the fact that both genetic disorders occur on chromosome 15.

Alysse Gatmaitan said

at 10:38 am on Nov 4, 2009

It was interesting reading about this disease, because i had never heard of it before. The way you highlighted important facts and terms was very helpful. good job!

Kaleigh Volpp said

at 10:42 am on Nov 4, 2009

The genetics for this diesase is very interesting and it's sad that most of the people with it have seizures at such an early age.

Taylor Heidorn said

at 10:43 am on Nov 4, 2009

I liked how you added the chart on the diagnosis because it was an easy way to understand.

Tyler Lasky said

at 10:48 am on Nov 4, 2009

Good depth with this wiki. Highlighting the words really makes it much easier to comprehend. There are many links to other pages like in symptoms that give loads of information. Pretty good overall.

Amanda Jones said

at 10:48 am on Nov 4, 2009

The range between 1/10,000 and 1 /20,000 is kind-of a big range. On the 'Living with an Angel' page- I liked the picutres of Collin Farrell and his son-it helped us relate to the people who are affected by AS. Overall this wiki is well done and i can tell that you put alot of time and effort into this project.

Joshua Miller said

at 11:13 am on Nov 4, 2009

somewhere between 1/10 to 1/10000000000000000000000... haha

William Etienne said

at 10:11 am on Nov 5, 2009

The dictionary.com links usually are not that helpful, however, in this case i thought it did the job well. I would not have understood the pseudodominance with the breakdown of the word... pseudo=fake

Emily Ryan said

at 10:12 am on Nov 5, 2009

It's very odd that the disease only appears if the materanl copy of the gene is mutated and not the paternal. I'm a little confused though because you said that in UPD the chromosomes come from the father instead of the mother so does this mean it can be caused by both parents?

Amanda Jones said

at 10:12 am on Nov 5, 2009

I think that the pictures of Collin Farrell help show us that this disease is real and shows us that it can happen. I think its interesting how people with AS are usually happy, yet they can have diseases like Albinism and Autism. It's good that people with AS can live relatively normal lives and enjoy normal activities.

Zachary McCormack said

at 10:23 am on Nov 5, 2009

Nicely done. There is much information and depth that seems to be lacking on other projects. The Chicago-walk-a-thon is interesting too. When I was in chcago once they were doing that, however I didn't know what the cause was. It is cool that is it for such a good cause.

Alexandrea Schwent said

at 10:27 am on Nov 5, 2009

i think it is very interesting that in order to have AS you have to have atleast 5 chromosomal errors, and that still a significant number of people have it.

Matthew Riggen said

at 10:32 am on Nov 5, 2009

On the Living with AS page, it was nice to watch the video and read the interviews. It interjected some humanity into the rigid data of the chromosomes and symptoms on other pages.

Tyler Lasky said

at 10:38 am on Nov 5, 2009

I found it very unfortunate that 90% of the patients face epileptic seizures, which i followed the link to find out that they are caused by sudden changes in the electrical functioning of the brain. I cannot imagine the difficulty of a life with this disease.

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