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Angelman syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • AS
  • Happy puppet syndrome (formerly)
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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • lists trials that are studying or have studied Angelman syndrome. Click on the link to go to to read descriptions of these studies.
  • Orphanet lists clinical trials, research studies, and patient registries enrolling people with this condition. Click on Orphanet to view the list.

Patient Registry

  • The Angelman, Rett & Prader-Willi Syndromes Consortium is a team of doctors, nurses, research coordinators, and research labs throughout the U.S., working together to improve the lives of people with Angelman, Rett, and Prader-Willi Syndromes through research. The Angelman, Rett & Prader-Willi Syndromes Consortium has a registry for patients who wish to be contacted about clinical research opportunities.

    Angelman, Rett & Prader-Willi Syndromes Consortium Registry
    Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
    Baylor College of Medicine
    One Baylor Plaza Rm. T619
    Houston TX 77030
    Telephone: 713-798-4795
    Fax: 713-798-7773 
    For more information on the registry see:

  • ResearchMatch is a free national research registry designed to bring together patients, healthy volunteers and researchers. Anyone from the United States can register with ResearchMatch, and a parent, legal guardian, or caretaker may register on behalf of a volunteer. Researchers from participating institutions use the ResearchMatch database to search for patients or healthy volunteers who meet the study criteria. Many studies are looking for healthy people of all ages, while some are looking for people with specific illnesses. ResearchMatch was developed by major academic institutions across the country and is funded by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Click on the link to learn more about ResearchMatch.

General Clinical Trials & Research

  • NIH Clinical Trials and You is a website developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help people learn more about clinical trials, why they matter, and how to participate.