What is Angelman Syndrome?

Earlier this year, in a philosophical post, we considered whether children with a genetic disorder called Angelman syndrome are happy. Angelman syndrome is a rare disorder that many of our readers have never heard of, and one that our co-editor-in-chief Joel Frohlich has spent much time researching as a neuroscience grad student and postdoc.

In this infographic, neuroscientist Rajamani Selvam tells us more about this rare disorder. What is Angelman syndrome, what causes it, and what are the clinical features of this genetic disorder? You can also learn more about Angelman syndrome from the Angelman Syndrome Foundation at www.angelman.org.


Infographic illustrating information about Angelman syndrome and its cause, frequency & signs, symptoms and clinical traits, and treatment.


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Rajamani Selvam

Rajamani Selvam recently completed her PhD in Neuroscience. Her research focused on understanding the interactions between growth factors and endocannabinoids in modulating acute synaptic transmission in the brain. She is interested in a career in medical communications. She is passionate about communicating STEM education to middle and high schoolers. She is also a mentor for 1000 girls 1000 futures program and Freedom English Academy. Away from science, she is an artist and enjoys leisure travel.