Down syndrome occurs when an individual has three, rather than two, copies of the 21st chromosome. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome…Click here to read more >

Q & A

What is Down syndrome? – Down syndrome is the most common genetic condition. One in every¬†691 babies is born with Down syndrome. The most common form of Down syndrome is called Trisomy 21, because it involves an extra copy of the 21st chromosome…Click here to read more >

Myths & Truths

Myth: Down syndrome is a rare genetic disorder. – Truth: Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring genetic condition. One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome, approximately 6,000 births per year. Today, there are more than 400,000 people living…Click here to read more >

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