Down Syndrome

By Madison Campbell

What is Down Syndrome?

Down Syndrome is a genetic in which a person has 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. The physical features and medical problems associated with Down Syndrome can vary widely from child to child. While some kids with Down Syndrome need a lot of medical attention, others lead healthy lives.

Do you think genetic is a useful and important science?

Then a person can find out if they could have a health issue. Knowing before hand can help a person make more informed decisions about the future. A parent can do more research on the know problems. It could tell if the trait is genetic or not. It affects about 1 in every 800 babies barn in the United States.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms include flat facial profile, upward slant to the eyes, small ears and a protruding tongue. Symptoms also include low middle tone and delay of reaching developmental milestones. Babies with down syndrome as grow at a slower rate and remain smaller then their peers. Toddlers and older kids may also have speech delays, as as, in self care skills.

Do people who have this syndrome experience symptoms early on in life or later on? What age to they show symptoms?

Symptoms appear before birth, which means a child is born with it and lives their whole journey with it.