Deceptively Happy: Mysterious Syndrome Often Misunderstood

Six-year-old Ryan Ravellette is a happy and sociable child; he has a smile that can light up a room. But his beaming smile both belies and reveals a genetic condition that will affect him for the rest of his life -- and make normal communication all but impossible for the upbeat little boy. Ryan is one of a few thousand children in the United States who has Angelman syndrome, a condition associated with severe cognitive and developmental disorders, as well as seizures. What sets this...Full Story
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