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2014-04-21 13:46:28

Although doctors have long known that people with Down syndrome have a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during childhood, they haven't been able to explain why.

2013-10-23 11:27:14

The first evidence that the underlying genetic defect responsible for trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome, can be suppressed in laboratory cultures of patient-derived stem cells was presented today (Oct. 22) at the American Society of Human Genetics 2013 annual meeting in Boston.

Down's Syndrome Genes Shut Off In New Breakthrough
2013-07-18 05:30:06

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have made a huge breakthrough in our understanding of Down's syndrome.

Down Syndrome Researchers Remove Extra Chromosome
2012-11-12 14:52:09

Geneticists from the University of Washington have successfully removed the extra chromosome 21 from cells derived from a person with Down syndrome.

2012-01-23 21:58:16

A healthy genome is characterized by 23 pairs of chromosomes, and even a small change in this structure — such as an extra copy of a single chromosome — can lead to severe physical impairment.

Flies And Mice Help Scientists Get To The Heart Of Down Syndrome
2011-11-04 10:19:17

A novel study involving fruit flies and mice has allowed biologists to identify two critical genes responsible for congenital heart defects in individuals with Down syndrome.

2011-05-02 19:38:29

A protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease clogs several motors of the cell transport machinery critical for normal cell division, leading to defective neurons that may contribute to the memory-robbing disease.


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