What is Down Syndrome?

June 4, 2016

Down syndrome is a condition that results in a person having an extra chromosome 21 or an additional piece of the chromosome.Typically, the nucleus of each cell contains 23 parts of chromosomes; half are inherited from each parent. This amorality is the most common chromosomal cause of mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. The additional genetic material alters the course of development causing particular characteristics.Individuals with down syndrome also have distinct…

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