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Angelman syndrome (AS) is caused by the loss of function of yet unidentified gene(s) which map within 15q 11-13 and show monoallelic expression from the maternal allele. Lack of the maternal allele(s), due to either a deletion on the maternal chromosome 15 (about 70% of AS patients) or a paternal uniparental disomy (UPD)15 (<5%), are the most common molecular defects in AS. Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) also maps to proximal 15q, but is caused by the loss of function of paternally expressed gen(s) . Here we describe clinical, cytogenetic and molecular data for two non-related patients with AS who carry a nonmosaic extra cromosome inv dup(15).