Down Syndrome

The Most Well-Known Genetic Disorder

When It All Started

Late nineteenth century, a man by the name of John Langdon Down, cracked the code to the most well-known genetic disorder today, Down Syndrome. He noticed that people with this syndrome all contained a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21.

What has been Done to Stop this Disorder?

Doctors are unsure of how this disorder occurs and have come to believe that there is nothing a parent could have done to cause the disorder. However, parents of kids with Down Syndrome, have all had an abnormality.