Tag: Down Syndrome

Prenatal Tests, Disabilities and the Decision Whether to Abort

Alexandra G. EllerCara C. HeuserSalt Lake City To the Editor: I want to thank you for publishing this article. As a parent of a 15-year-old daughter with Down syndrome, I couldn’t agree more with Amy Julia Becker’s view on prenatal testing. I had an amniocentesis test to confirm the diagnosis at 20 weeks and was […]

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Our Prenatal Testing System Is Broken

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists also recommends that doctors provide respectful, neutral counseling when discussing the options of continuing or terminating the pregnancy to every woman with a prenatal diagnosis of a genetic disorder or a major structural abnormality. According to the National Council on Disability, 86 percent of medical providers talked about […]

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In Down syndrome cells, genome-wide disruptions mimic a senescence-like state

In Down syndrome, the third copy of chromosome 21 causes a reorganization of the 3D configuration of the entire genome in a key cell type of the developing brain, a new study shows. The resulting disruption of gene transcription and cell function are so similar to those seen in cellular aging, or senescence, that the […]

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