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10-15% of People with Down Syndrome Also Have ASD | The YAI ...

10-15% of People with Down Syndrome Also Have ASD | The YAI ... | Down Syndrome in the classroom | Scoop.it
New findings from a 16-year study confirm that the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the gold-standard for the classification of mental health conditions, can be used to accurately identify autism ...
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Now Available: Educator Package for students with Down syndrome

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Educator Package: A guide to inclusive education for students with Down syndrome Newsflash Newsflashes...

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iPad Technology Helps Down Syndrome Student Communicate

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iPad Technology Helps Down Syndrome Student CommunicateNewsChannel5.comIt's just expressing it that's the hard thing, and that's where the iPad comes in," said special education teacher Sarah Roberts.

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Extra chromosome 21 removed from Down syndrome (trisomy 21) cell line

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University of Washington scientists have succeeded in removing the extra copy of chromosome 21 in cell cultures derived from a person with Down syndrome, a condition in which the body’s cells contain three copies of chromosome 21 rather than the usual pair. A triplicate of any chromosome is a serious genetic abnormality called a trisomy. Trisomies account for almost one-quarter of pregnancy loss from spontaneous miscarriages, according to the research team. Besides Down syndrome (trisomy 21), some other human trisomies are extra Y or X chromosomes, and Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18) and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13), both of which have extremely high newborn fatality rates.

 

The targeted removal of a human trisomy, they noted, could have both clinical and research applications. In live births, Down syndrome is the most frequent trisomy. The condition has characteristic eye, facial and hand features, and can cause many medical problems, including heart defects, impaired intellect, premature aging and dementia, and certain forms of leukemia, a type of blood cancer.


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