Margaret's Believe Team

Bringing the community together to support those affected by Dup15q Syndrome!

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What is dup15q syndrome?

Dup15q syndrome is a rare genetic disorder with symptoms including global developmental delays, autism and seizures. It is a clinically identifiable syndrome which results from duplications of chromosome 15q11.2 -13.1. For more information on dup15q syndrome, click here.

Who is Dup15q Alliance?

Dup15q Alliance is the only U.S. organization whose sole focus is providing support and promoting awareness, research and targeted treatments for dup15q syndrome. For more than twenty years, Dup15q Alliance has been actively involved in raising awareness, fostering medical research and providing support to families affected by dup15q syndrome.

Many exciting things have happened because of the generous donations received by many kindhearted and caring people.

Each year Dup15q Alliance continues to advance its mission of scientific research into chromosome 15q11.2-13.1 duplication syndrome. In the last few years Dup15q Alliance has facilitated the creation of nine dup15q clinics in major medical centers, sponsored several research projects and held scientific and family conferences. By funding research, we hope to see many lives changed for the better. The Alliance has created an international registry to allow research groups easy access to a database of vital information about our children. Many autism-related disorders stem from problems with genetic imprinting, leading researchers to propose that this might contribute to the disorder. Dup15q Alliance has funded the creation of a mouse model with increased levels of UBE3A, a key gene in dup15q syndrome. Our hope is that this will lead to targeted treatments specifically for dup15q syndrome.

Dup15q Alliance is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.