Williams Syndrome – What Do These Genes Do?

When you know someone who has, or might have Williams Syndrome, often your first reaction is to begin to search for information on the internet. If you’ve done this, you’ll no doubt have read that there are many possible symptoms. As a parent you’re often aware of the slow development of your child. You often […]

Williams Syndrome Deletion – Why?

If you’ve ever entered “Williams Syndrome” into an internet search engine you’ve probably also received an answer that describes it as a complex condition caused by a microdeletion of a small number of genes from one copy of Chromosome 7, but what does that mean? Williams Syndrome Genetics The many possible symptoms of Williams Syndrome […]

Williams syndrome – a description from Wikipedia

Williams syndrome (WS or WMS; also Williams–Beuren syndrome or WBS) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a deletion of about 26 genes from the long arm of chromosome 7. It is characterized by a distinctive, "elfin" facial appearance, along with a low nasal bridge; an unusually cheerful demeanor and ease with strangers;