Blood & Body Fluids
There may be proteins or genes or other substances in the blood, urine, saliva and cerebrospinal fluid of people with Angelman syndrome that change as the severity of the condition changes. If these biomarkers correlate to functional changes in the symptoms and lives of people with Angelman syndrome, they can be crucial for measuring the effectiveness of new treatments.
Pilot Projects Developed by A-BOM:
A biorepository is a place where biological specimens are stored for future research. Specimens such as blood or tissue samples may be collected and used in research that is taking place today. But as scientific methods and technology advances, better tests for research will emerge in the future. So, if the extra blood or tissue is saved in a biorepository, then these samples can be used in future studies, without having to bother the patient another time.