Down's Syndrome

Kinzie Geist and Bobby Johnson

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Down's Syndrome is a autosomal recessive disorder.

People with Down's Syndrome have one extra chromosome in the 21st pair.

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Down's Syndrome is a disorder which involves mild to severe learning disabilities and physical attributes. It also involves developmental delays.


Down's Syndrome occurs in 1 in 700 births.


It affects more boys than girls.


Down's Syndrome affects a person's appearance, speech, and sometimes performance with everyday tasks.


Physical attributes include small skulls, flattened nose bridge, poor muscle tone and folds beneath the eyes.


As of right now there is no cure for downs syndrome, although speech therapy and physical therapy can help people with this disorder have a more normal life. There is also occupational therapy that helps with everyday tasks.


An example of what some scientists are doing now is the is a new study at Stanford Down Syndrome Research Center being done by Dr. Ahamad Salehi concerning a new therapeutic strategy to help with the intellectual disability of Down’s Syndrome. The treatments have had some success with learning and memory in mice but have not been tried on people yet.

On set at birth with and expected life span of about 60 years.
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