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Chapter 12, Problem 20QP
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Can you postulate a reason or reasons why children with Down syndrome are 20 times more likely to develop leukemia than children in the general population?

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To explain: The reasons behind the increased susceptibility of children suffering from Down syndrome for leukemia.

Introduction: Leukemia is a type of malignant tumor, which is the most severe form of tumor. In this tumor, the cells have the property of showing malignancy and metastasis. The cancer cells are not localized to specific tissue or organ; instead, these cells have the ability to migrate from one location to another.

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Down syndrome is a condition in which the patient has an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. The gene, which is responsible for regulating the cell cycle of blood cells, is also present in the 21st chromosome...

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