Research is key to improving the lives of individuals with Angelman syndrome and to finding a cure. In recent years, there have been critical discoveries that have greatly improved our understanding of Angelman syndrome and lead to critical discoveries, clinical trials and increased funding by the NIH.
How Close is a Cure for Angelman Syndrome?
Angelman syndrome is caused by an issue with the maternal copy of the UBE3A gene. It just so happens, humans have a second copy of the UBE3A gene from their father, that is able to be activated. There are still unanswered questions, but continued research on the gene helps to answer those questions. Watch Dr. Art Beaudet discuss the potential for a cure for Angelman syndrome.
Details on ASF-Funded Research
Published Research on Angelman Syndrome
The United States National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health maintains a database of completed research on life sciences and biomedical topics. Here you can find links to full text articles of all published research that has been completed on Angelman syndrome.