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From the Rockies to the Andes and Beyond: A Global Approach to Down Syndrome Research

Down syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21 and is the most common chromosomal disorder in the human population occurring at an estimated rate of one in every 700 births. The number of babies born with Down syndrome continues to increase and individuals with Down syndrome are living longer than ever. In fact, the average life expectancy for an individual with Down syndrome has increased dramatically from 10 years old in the early 1900s to about 60 years old today.

Author Chelsea Donohoe | Publish Date November 29, 2023
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NIH Funds Study of How Sleep May Be linked to Alzheimer’s Disease in Individuals with Down Syndrome

While it is well known that individuals with Down syndrome have a high risk of developing Alzheimer’s, this population also experiences increased rates of disrupted sleep. A team of scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder believe there may be a genetic link between these conditions.  

Author Chelsea Donohoe | Publish Date November 06, 2023
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