Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)
By. Skylor Caruso
What causes the disorder?
What gene or chromosome is affected?
Symptoms or physical apperance
What population is affected?
Candidates for the disorder
Assistance while growing older
Chance of having a child with disorder
As the woman's egg ages, there is a higher risk of the chromosomes dividing incorrectly.
20=1 in 1,600
25=1 in 1,300
30=1 in 1,000
35=1 in 365
40=1 in 90
45=1 in 30
Children with disorder
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