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Fetal Genome Mapped Through Maternal-Paternal DNA
2012-06-07 10:34:23

Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of a fetus after taking a blood sample from a woman who was 18 weeks pregnant, and a swab of saliva from the father -- a move that could play a significant role in the screening of rare disorders before the child is even born. The research, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, is not the first study to have shown a fetal genome can be glimpsed with a sample of the mother´s blood, but does offer a more accurate...

2012-06-06 23:01:31

RDS Runners share their stories on why they are running for Down syndrome research. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Research Down Syndrome and its national RDS Runners Charity Racing Program observes June 6, National Running Day by spotlighting three RDS Runners participating in races as fundraisers for Down syndrome research. Our featured runners have a daugther, a brother and a future nephew with Down syndrome. They share in a commitment to have their miles support the RDS mission to...

2012-05-05 23:00:14

Research Down Syndrome provides an update on its charity racing program and lists upcoming events. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 05, 2012 The Research Down Syndrome Foundation´s RDS Runners program shares its upcoming events schedule with racers interested in having their miles support Down syndrome research. The program has participated this year in multiple races across the country, from half marathons in New York City, Washington, DC and Houston to shorter races in the Midwest. The RDS...

2012-04-05 10:07:44

Photographs of children with Down syndrome elicit less positive attitudes than photographs of typically developing children do, reports new research published Apr. 4 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. This effect was strongest for photographs of children with features that are "strongly typical" of Down syndrome, and somewhat weaker for images that were more "weakly typical." Although photographs of children with Down syndrome are typically viewed as more positive ("friendly" and...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.