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WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY, 3/21/2018

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 2018

What is Down Syndrome (DS)?

DS is a genetic condition affecting the mental and physical health of an individual. It is caused when someone is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21; known as Trisomy 21. The extra chromosome causes mental and physical delays. This genetic condition affects one in every 700 babies born to mothers before the age of 40 and one in every 12 babies bo