Down Syndrome

Gabby Cullor

What Is Down Syndrome?

A genetic disease caused by a extra chromosome #21. 25% of families are affected by Down's syndrome in the U.S

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There are many different characteristics to Down Syndrome. Some symptoms to having this genetic disease are heart defects, learning difficulties, weak muscles, and etc. Daily life is a whole lot harder than we think, people have Down syndrome have trouble walking, communicating, learning, and so much more. The life expectancy for people with Down Syndrome is around ages 50-60. There are so many more characteristics I could list.

Where does the name Downs Syndrome come from?

Name from Down Syndrome comes from a British doctor named John Langdon Down.