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Down syndrome / Birth Defects - Genetic

Down syndrome is a genetic condition that arises due to an extra copy of all or part of chromosome 21. Though Down syndrome cannot be cured and comes with a host of medical issues, people with the syndrome learn several skills during their lifetime. With proper medication, diet, training and care, many of them are capable of becoming independent and leading a normal life. With early health intervention, some individuals with Down syndrome are now capable of going for jobs and fending for themselves.

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PCR Approach Helps Reveal the Centromere’s Role in Down Syndrome
Some scientists call it the "final frontier" of our DNA -- even though it lies at the center of every X-shaped chromosome in nearly every one of our c.....
Woman With Down Syndrome Is Inspiring People In Mumbai
Twenty-three years ago, when Aditi was born, her parents were devastated to learn that she has Down syndrome. When she was two-and-a-half years old, s.....
Early Diagnosis of Testicular Cancer in Down Syndrome Patients
"Delay in Diagnosis of Testicular Cancer in a Patient with Down Syndrome" is a work published in the Journal of Cancer and Therapeutic Science,.....
Number of Births, Population Prevalence of Down Syndrome Estimated in Nine States
A new study estimates, for the first time, both the numbers of children born annually with Down syndrome in nine U.S. states and the prevalence of Dow.....
Rare Genetic Disorder Associated With Abnormal Levels of Spermine
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