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    Down Syndrome is the most prevalent and recognizable chromosomal abnormality in live born children, with a current prevalence of 2.8 out of 1000 children born with the genetic disorder [1]. In 1866, John Langdon Down termed the condition “mongolism” before it was later termed Down syndrome in honor of his discovery. Nearly a century later, geneticists Jerome Lejeune and Patricia Jacobs reported the chromosomal abnormality for the first time in humans to be secondary to a trisomy of chromosome 21…

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    Down Syndrome Trisomy 21

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    Down syndrome or trisomy 21 is caused by having an extra copy of chromosome 21 and it is a developmental disorder which means having three copies of each genes rather than two, this extra copy changes several characteristics and leads to physical and mental issues for the child. Anyway, what are the signs and symptoms of Down syndrome? Different complications at different times of lives may happen to people with Down syndrome as well as the signs of Down syndrome can vary from one person to…

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    ichael explains his case in a creative way. He has Down syndrome when the chromosomes came to make him, a normal chromosome broke, the broken piece moved and struck onto another chromosome.Its called spontaneous translocation.No one knows why this happens or how to prevent it. He starts to talk like how he is like everyone else. All he does is learns things a different way. It takes him longer to process information and form his thoughts and communicate with others. He gets frustrated when…

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    1409 Mr. Knapp Human Disorders: Down Syndrome In the world we live in today, we are faced with many human disorders originating from the time a person is a fetus to the time of birth. These disorders can be caused by a number of factors, ranging from the exposure of the parents or even the victim to harmful chemicals or radiation, for example in the case of the chemical attack in Vietnam, to the acquisition of less or extra chromosomes. Down syndrome is one of the most common…

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    has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. People born with this condition often struggle with health issues and social skills. Down’s is a chromosomal disorder that causes lifelong health and intellectual issues depending on its severity. Unfortunately, “Down syndrome is the most common genetic chromosomal disorder and cause of learning disabilities in children” (Mayo Clinic Staff). It not only influences how one functions and communicates in everyday life, but Down Syndrome also affects parents…

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    286,000 being children/young people (Bild, 2017). One in every thousand babies born in the United Kingdom will be born with the condition, Downs Syndrome. In the UK alone, 60,000 people live with the condition. There are various learning difficulties associated with Downs Syndrome. However, young people with learning disabilities, including Downs Syndrome, are at a higher risk of sexual exploitation than non-disabled individuals due to intellectual…

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    Paper The ethical dilemma that I choose for this paper is prenatal genetic testing for Down syndrome. Down syndrome is a syndrome that affects the chromosome 21, it is also known as trisomy 21. Sheets, et al., (2011), explains that there are three types of Down syndrome: nondisjunction Down syndrome, mosaic Down syndrome, and translocation Down syndrome. The most common of the three is nondisjunction Down syndrome, it is an extra copy of chromosome 21 (free trisomy) as the result of meiotic…

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    Down Syndrome Case Study

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    The case I chose was Case 1 Down Syndrome Child with Intestinal Blockage and Case 2 Down Syndrome Child with Heart Defect. From chapter ten, allowing someone to die, mercy death, and mercy killing. I chose these two cases because they made me think more than twice on both situations. Rather to mercy the death of my daughter or to mercy kill my daughter out of my husband and my issues. These two cases made my think more than twice on the situation. The first case is about a 38-year-old women…

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    gene defects, and multifactorial influences. Down syndrome is one of them, which is the most common chromosome disorder genetic lead to moderate or severe mental retardation. Down syndrome affecting one in eight hundred infants, the risk of having a child with this condition increases with maternal age rising exponentially after a woman reaches age thirty-five. It happens because of the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21. People who have down syndrome suffer from moderate to severe…

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    Trisomy 21 is the congenital disorder better known as Down syndrome. This occurs when each cell has three copies of chromosome twenty one rather than having a normal pair. Nondisjunction is "an error in which homologous chromosomes or sister chromatids fail to separate normally during meiosis or mitosis" (Huether,McCance pp.42). Therefore, nondisjunction is a common cause of Down syndrome. Scientists have made the discovery that Down syndrome is caused by an extra chromosome, but the cause of…

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