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New Down Syndrome test less invasive for pregnant women

A new, simple blood test to predict Down Syndrome could help reduce the number of women undergoing amniocentesis.<p>While it is less invasive, with a …

7 Life Lessons From Raising a Child With Down Syndrome

When this mom learned her baby had Down syndrome, she was shocked. Four years later, she looks back and wishes she could have encouraged her younger self with these seven lessons.<p><i>Deanna Smith is a mother of two toddlers (Addison, 3, who has Down syndrome and Carter, 2) and a former high school</i> …

Life with Down syndrome is full of possibilities

The lives of the 250,000 Americans with Down syndrome today are radically different than a generation ago.<p>Tim Norton was devastated when his daughter was diagnosed with Down syndrome shortly after her birth in 2006.<p>He envisioned her growing up tragically disabled. The years ahead seemed filled with …

Shutting Down the Extra Chromosome in Down’s Syndrome Cells

Many genetic disorders are caused by faulty versions of a single gene. In the last decade, scientists have made tremendous strides in correcting these faults through “gene therapy”—using viruses to sneak in working versions of the affected genes.<p>But some disorders pose greater challenges. Down’s …

A Generational Shift in Understanding Life With Down Syndrome

The change has been dramatic.<p>aarongilson/Flickr<p>When I was six, my friend Tom died. My Mum took me aside when I got home from school and explained that he had gone into the hospital for routine surgery but something had gone wrong. She said it was just as well that he had died. You see, Tom had Down …