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    Having a Down syndrome is such a difficult situation for an individual to have. They have slow physical and mental capabilities that lead them to discrimination. Physical features of having a Down syndrome. Including flattening of the head; slanting of the eyelids; a gap between the first and the second toes; a depressed nasal bridge; relatively small ears, mouth, hands and feet; short stature; decreased muscle tone and loose ligaments among others. Not every child with Down syndrome has all of

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    . Down syndrome is not a disease that someone catches and is not caused by difficulties during the pregnancy, it is a genetic condition. This condition is caused by the presence of an extra chromosome in the body’s cells and causes a redundant amount of proteins to be formed. All cells of the body derive from a single cell formed by the fusion of a father’s sperm and a mother’s egg. Each cell carries a nucleus full of genetic material known as genes. These genes are inherited from both the mother

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    Down syndrome is a genetic condition not an illness or disease. Us humans are made up of millions of cells with 46 chromosomes in each cell, Down syndrome occurs when you have an extra chromosome 21 this is why this condition is also known as Trisomy 21. Down syndrome is not specific to any race or religion, Down syndrome can occur to anybody although the amount of people in Australia with Down syndrome is significantly lower to other Countries around the world. People with Down syndrome often

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    Down Syndrome Society

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    Down Syndrome Issues in Society Are people with down syndrome being treated adequately? Being in school with people who have down syndrome doesn't really have an influence on me , I don't have an issue with going to school with Down syndrome citizens because I believe everybody is equal. However, it does bother me when I see other classmates laughing and teasing kids with down syndrome. I have noticed in today's society they don't really want down syndrome people involved in their everyday life

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    Down Syndrome is a chromosomal condition related to chromosome 21. It affects 1 in 800 to 1 in 1000 born infants. People who have Down Syndrome have learning difficulties, mental retardation, a different facial appearance, and poor muscle tone (hypotonia) in infancy. Individuals with Down Syndrome also have an increased risk for having heart defects, digestive problems such as “gastroesophageal reflux or celiac disease”, and hearing loss. Some people who have Down Syndrome have “low activity of

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    of down syndrome? According to many National Down Syndrome Society within the United States, Down syndrome has occurred one out of eight hundred births. It is the most frequent form of mental retardation and characterized by well-defined events and distinctive features. It’s a lifelong disorder caused by a genetic defeat that’s none curable. It takes people with patients and kind hearts to care for people with Down syndrome disorder. History In the late nineteenth century John Langdon Down, an

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    Down Syndrome They used to be called "Mongoloids," an ethnic insult coined by John Langdon Down, an English physician during the nineteenth century. But now they are known as people, individuals with a condition known as Down syndrome. (3). It wasn't until the 1960s that Jerome Lejeune and Patricia Jacobs discovered the cause of Down syndrome (also called trisomy 21). But with technological advancements within the scientific community, more and more information has been gathered about the

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    Mosaic Down Syndrome

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    Down syndrome is a cell malfunction that affects people on a day to day basis all across the world. Down syndrome is a condition in which a person has all or some of the third copy of chromosome 21 present. There are three types of Down syndrome. The first one is called trisomy 21, the second one is called translocation Down syndrome, and the third one is called mosaic Down syndrome. Down syndrome is the number 1 genetic condition in the United States and there is an excess of 350,000 people living

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    abnormal: atypical behavior. Down syndrome is characterized as a chromosomal condition in which an individual possesses extra genetic material, specifically an extra complete or partial duplicate of chromosome 21 in some or all of an individual 's cells. During the developmental stages, a child with Down syndrome will experience developmental delays in the areas of motor development, cognitive development, language development, and social and emotional development. Down syndrome is identified at birth

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    disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome twenty-one. It is associated with physical growth delays, characteristic, facial features, and intellectual disability. Down syndrome is one of the most common chromosomes and abnormalities in humans. Those with Down syndrome nearly always have physical and intellectual disabilities. As adults their mental abilities are typically similar to an eight or nine year old. They typically have poor immune function and generally

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