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Moving FAST to Treat Angelman Syndrome

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The effects of Angelman Syndrome (AS) on young children are debilitating. From an early age, they face an uphill battle with this neurogenetic disease’s unrelenting symptoms, including seizures, cognitive impairments, and loss of motor function. 

It can also be tough on caretakers – just ask Dr. Allyson Berent and Jennifer Panagoulias. They both have personal connections to this disease, which in Dr. Berent’s case led to her creating the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) in 2008. Today, Panagoulias, whose niece has AS, serves as their head of Regulatory and Policy, tasked with the responsibility to find a path that will develop treatments to improve the quality of life for both patients and caregivers.  

Join Jennifer as we discuss the origins of FAST, the science behind Angelman Syndrome, the crucial role outside partnerships have played in research, and what’s in the pipeline for potential therapeutics.

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