Introduction to Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS)

Introduction to Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS)

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Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by overgrowth. https://www.chop.edu/BWS

0:09 What is Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS)?
0:37 Explaining DNA, genetics and epigenetics
1:34 The genetics and epigenetics of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
4:48 Physical characteristics of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
6:12 How doctors treat and manage Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
6:40 Explaining alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) testing in children with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

This video from Childrenโ€™s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides an introduction to genetics and epigenetics, an explanation of the characteristics of BWS, and tips for managing BWS. The severity of this disorder varies widely in children and is usually recognized at birth.