Marisa Wexler, MS, senior science writer —

Marisa holds a Master of Science in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. Her areas of expertise include cancer biology, immunology, and genetics, and she has worked as a science writing and communications intern for the Genetics Society of America.

Articles by Marisa Wexler

Treating Sleep, GI Problems May Help Ease Behavioral Challenges

Most children and adolescents with Angelman syndrome experience problems with sleep and digestive issues such as constipation, a new study highlights. Challenging behaviors such as aggression are generally more common and more severe in these children, which suggests that treating underlying symptoms may help to manage their behaviors. “Findings…

Study: Seizure Control May Benefit Development in Angelman Children

Most children with Angelman syndrome experience substantially delayed development, a new study from China highlights. Such developmental delays are especially pronounced in Angelman patients who experience seizures — which implies that seizure control may be beneficial for the development of children with the neurological disorder. The findings indicated…

Researchers Detail Abnormalities in Gaits of Mice With Angelman

Mice with Angelman syndrome (AS) show clear abnormalities in walking patterns, and assessing these patterns may be useful for measuring the efficacy of potential therapies, a new study indicates. “Gait analysis proved a reliable, translational assay that can accomplish within-subject lifespan development, regression, progression and/or decline without confounding test–retest…

Europe Awaits Proposed New Framework for Sharing Health Data

The European Commission is expected to propose a new governing framework for health data next month, called the European Health Data Space (EHDS), with the aim of connecting national health systems to facilitate secure and efficient transfer of data across systems in different European nations. The move is expected to…

Experts Detail Best Strategies for Angelman Care in New Guidelines

An international team of experts has published a comprehensive document detailing the current best strategies to care for people with Angelman syndrome. The document, “A multidisciplinary approach and consensus statement to establish standards of care for Angelman syndrome,” was published in Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine. To…