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Down syndrome is a genetic disease resulting from a chromosomal abnormality.
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Extending noninvasive prenatal screening to all 24 human chromosomes can detect genetic disorders that explain miscarriage and abnormalities during pregnancy.
… typically focus only on Down syndrome and other common trisomies. A trisomy is a condition in which there are three … most frequently in both study cohorts, followed by trisomies 15, 16 and 22. Pregnancy and other outcome data were available for 52 of the 60 cases of rare trisomies found in the Australian cohort. Notably, …
Genetic Disorders
Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition related to chromosome 21.
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Genomics is revolutionizing health assessments before birth.
… or whether parents who choose to have children with trisomies will face  future discrimination . The Nuffield …
Fact Sheets
Chromosome abnormalities can either be numerical or structural and usually occur when there is an error in cell division.
Diana Bianchi is an adjunct investigator in the Medical Genetics Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute. ​
… fetuses with normal chromosomes, and fetuses with trisomies 21 or 18, Turner syndrome (45, X), Fragile X, twin … SL, Vavrek D, Seltzer WK, Bianchi DW. Rare autosomal trisomies, revealed by maternal plasma DNA sequencing, … amniotic fluid supernatant transcripts from fetuses with trisomies 18 and 21. Hum Genet, 131(11):1751-9. 2012. [ …
The X chromosome determines your sex, gives some females super color vision and lends its magic to a certain breed of cat.
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NIH researchers compared a new genetic animal model of Down syndrome to the standard model and found the updated version to be enhanced.