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Prader-Willi Syndrome 3

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Prader-Willi Syndrome


     Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder on chromosome 15.  It is one of the of the most prevalent genetic causes of morbid obesity in children and young adults. It occurs in both males and females of all different races. PWS usually affects the person both physically and mentally. However, it is most commonly associated with an insatiable feeling of hunger in which a person with this disorder never feels full after eating. Though there is no cure for PWS, those who have it can still live relatively normal lives with the proper treatment.[1]



Learn More:






PWS Chromosome 15




Research & Treatment


Interesting Facts





  1. "Prader-Willi Association (USA)." Prader-Willi Association (USA). N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Nov. 2009. .

Comments (23)

rryoung@... said

at 9:48 am on Oct 29, 2009

Remember to cite your source and your pictures.

rryoung@... said

at 9:49 am on Oct 29, 2009

On your link to The Genetics of Chromosome 15, I would put a link to a page you create first, then link to this page from there. On headings like you have above, you should actually create the pages with the content.

rryoung@... said

at 9:51 am on Oct 29, 2009

Since you aren't in class, I'm adding a few more comments to help you. Feel free to email me this weekend if you need more information. Your pages need to be more in-depth. You've got a good start, you just need to add a lot more content.

Please check the Directions page for changes in due dates.

rryoung@... said

at 8:07 am on Nov 2, 2009

See the first comment -- you've got to cite your sources or it looks as if you just copied and pasted. Make certain you add these by 3:00 today.

Sarah Lorenz said

at 10:20 am on Nov 4, 2009

These are some very interesting facts. This disorder is very strange and there seems to be a ton of things that someone would have to be careful of apart from the basic effects of PWS.

Callie Meece said

at 10:25 am on Nov 4, 2009

I thought this was a very interesting disorder to take aboard. I do think that the home page needed more pictures or a video or something to realy catch my eye. I did however like the link to the interesting facts page because it really provided some isight in to this genetic disorder.

Nathan Jeffers said

at 10:29 am on Nov 4, 2009

I think this is a very interesting disorder and that you covered it pretty well, but you might have added more pictures or videos to bring more visual attention to your wiki.

Ross Didelot said

at 10:45 am on Nov 4, 2009

Very interesting disorder, but like Nate said, more pictures or videos would have been good.

Joshua Miller said

at 10:48 am on Nov 4, 2009

i saw a csi episode bout this where the guy who had it crawld n2 a dumpster and ate til he died. very interesting genetic disorder tho. the interesting facts were actually interesting for once... i think i may have this

William Etienne said

at 10:54 am on Nov 4, 2009

The information was very complete, but it wasnt very flashy. Great info but try presenting it in a more intersting format.

Derrick Roach said

at 10:57 am on Nov 4, 2009

Being so similar to angelman syndrome, it was salubrious to see the differences. It's interesting how 2 genetic disorders can be so comparable yet have completely contrasting characteristics. The addition of some more visual aids would be better to aid in the understanding of PWS.

Kaleigh Volpp said

at 11:00 am on Nov 4, 2009

I actually did a powerpoint on PWS in freshman biology. You did a great job explaining the disease. I like how a couple of the picture added some humor and maybe you could have added more. Overall, your information is easy to follow and very simple. Good Job.

Emily Ryan said

at 10:22 am on Nov 5, 2009

It's a little odd that only the paternal chromosome effects wether or not you have the syndrome. It's kinda odd that they're always hungry though does the syndrome actually affect part of thier brain or is it something else that tells you wether or not you're hungry?

Isabel Wenk said

at 10:24 am on Nov 5, 2009

The Prader-willi syndrome is very similar to the Angelman syndrome maybe because both have a genetic disorder on chromosome 15. But for PWS there are "better" treatments like the hormone therapy where kids grow faster.

Matthew Riggen said

at 10:27 am on Nov 5, 2009

This would be awful to have; a permanent insatiable appetite. An exampe of a person with the disorder would be nice, and a video or two would really top it off.

Taylor Heidorn said

at 10:28 am on Nov 5, 2009

Its interesting how with this disorder it is not inherited and you dont have to have family history of it. It's scary to think about because there is really nothing you can do about it since it just like forms during meiosis.

Amanda Jones said

at 10:31 am on Nov 5, 2009

PWS is an interesting disease, it's insane how a person could have insatiable hunger. I mean, honestly how would that even work? The OCD side affects would be horrible. Like..you can't stop eating and you're always hungry, but at the same time you feel the need to control and have order? Those two just seem incompatible.

Ross Didelot said

at 10:31 am on Nov 5, 2009

I thought it was interesting that people with PWS have a high tolerance of pain. How does that work?

Sara Adams said

at 10:34 am on Nov 5, 2009

its fortunate that there are treatments for PWS. i thought the side affects of the hormone treatment were interesting, particularly about the hand and foot size increasing.

James Berns said

at 10:36 am on Nov 5, 2009

I like the symptoms on the syptoms page. I knew that people with this disease had an insatiable hunger, but i did not know people with this disease had a slow metabolism and slow sexual develoupment.

Derrick Roach said

at 10:39 am on Nov 5, 2009

i could see how a high tolerance for pain could be a problem. it can increase the chances of not noticing a wound or other type of external damage harmful to the body. being inversely related, chronic hunger and a slow metabolism can definitely be a problem. obesity will be a factor, especially since America has such fatty foods.

Alexandrea Schwent said

at 10:42 am on Nov 5, 2009

i think it is very interesting that people with PWS have righ risk problems with anesthesia, but i would have liked to know why that is and what they use instead if they were to go in for surgery. or is it something to do with their high tolerance for pain?

Andrew Lowhorn said

at 11:08 am on Nov 5, 2009

I bet there have been a few sumo wrestlers with this disease before. chronic hunger and slower metabolism plus the higher tolerance for pain? sounds like a sumo!

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