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How is down syndrome inherited?
What is the exact name of down syndrome?
What causes down syndrome?
Can anyone inherit down syndrome?
Most of the time, Down syndrome isn't inherited. It's caused by a mistake in cell division during the development of the egg, sperm or embryo. Translocation Down syndrome is the only form of the disorder that can be passed from parent to child. However, only about 4 percent of children with Down syndrome have translocation. And only about one-third of these children inherited it from one of their parents.