Angelman Syndromeis a rare genetic disorder, caused by chromosomal abnormalitiesandaffecting approximately 1 of 15000-20000 newborns.
Children from their early years show mental and neurological retardation. This is accompanied by epileptic seizures, sudden and quick movements of body parts, frequent laugh, insomnia, problems with eyes, some children cannot walk.
Angelman Syndrome cannot be detected by echography during the pregnancy. A dedicated cure of Angelman Syndrome does not yet exist, but numerous clinical trials are being conducted to fix the genetic defect (non-functional UBE3A gene)