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    Patau Syndrome Patau syndrome is a disorder that affects its victims from the moment of their birth (1,2). The disease is named after Dr. Klaus Patau, a German American geneticist, who described the syndrome in 1960 (3). Geneticist is a biologist that specializes in genetics (4). The disease is also known by the name Bartholin-Patau syndrome. This refers to Dr. Klaus Patau and Erasmus Bartholin. Erasmus Bartholin was the original discoverer of Patau syndrome but Bartholin was unable to explain…

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    going to discuss the impact of Down’s syndrome, Sickle cell anaemia and Cystic fibrosis on the individual and society. I am going to include what causes the condition, the impacts on the individual physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs. The first condition that I am going to discuss is Down’s syndrome. Down’s syndrome is a genetic condition known as trisomy; this is where a person has an extra copy of one chromosome; people who have Down’s syndrome have 47 chromosomes. This extra…

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    Ableism In America

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    read their menus to them. A more urgent example of discrimination against the disabled is the ongoing debate on whether adults with mental disabilities, most commonly Down Syndrome, should be allowed to procreate. According to The National Down Syndrome Society, “Between 35 and 50 percent of children born to mothers with Down Syndrome are likely to have trisomy 21 or other developmental disabilities;” this statistic gives the able-bodied a logical argument against the procreation of people with…

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    Sherri Stirbus

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    the attention because he has two siblings. I personally have spent time with David and other individuals with Down Syndrome. Since “down syndrome is a genetic disorder that involves birth defects, intellectual disabilities, characteristic facial features”, Down Syndrome will affect David for the rest of his life (Stanford Children). The other children at KidStreet do not have Down Syndrome and they have different difficulties when it comes to language and communication. I really enjoyed…

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    Genetics Down Syndrome

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    Genetics To Down Syndrome Genetics describes the makeup of our cells, genes, chromosomes, and phenotypes. When there is alter in a gene or a duplication of a chromosome, it can lead to a certain diseases. One of the main diseases known today from a duplication of a chromosome is Down syndrome. John Down first put a name to Down syndrome in 1866, but artifacts from Mexico and Saxon documented some cases of Down syndrome in individuals, and also some were found in paintings of the Renaissance in…

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    intellectual and developmental disabilities, and illuminating important events that occur during pregnancy.” This goal of understanding developmental disabilities was addressed in Leonard J. Abbeduto 's grant abstract. Abbeduto discussed that fragile X syndrome (FXS) causes an “intellectual disability” that affects 1 in 2500 people. The NICHD is concentrated on understanding “intellectual and developmental disabilities.” Thus, this abstract was written to directly appeal to this purpose of the…

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    Due to the nature of the condition, individuals with Down syndrome face tremendous difficulties with hearing. Down syndrome occurs due to an extra copy of the twenty-first chromosome causing intellectual and developmental delays as well as abnormal physical characteristics. The etiology of this disorder is genetic due to the addition of the extra chromosome, however causes of this additional chromosome are unknown. Down syndrome affects both sexes and is present from birth. With the highly…

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    in Nigeria, as one of the various congenital disorders, can be discussed in two folds: chromosomal and single genetic etiologies. Genetic diseases of chromosomal etiology Of the chromosomal etiology, Down syndrome was reported to have an incidence of 1 in every 865 live birth, 19 and Turner’s syndrome of 1 in every 2745 live female birth in Nigeria as at 1982, 20 no other reliable study have been done on genetic diseases of chromosomal etiology since then. Genetic diseases of single genetic…

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    This test was developed in 1969 by researchers in the University Of Colorado Medical Center. However, this test was revised in 1992. This test is broken down into four parts (Willacy & Tidy, 2014). The first part of the test evaluates the child’s social and personal aspects. What this means is does the child show awareness that there are other people in their environment? Does the child interact with adults…

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    Emily Oster said this “Prenatal testing is a complicated decision for many women, forcing us to confront concerns about a disabled child and risks of miscarriage.” What this tells us is any pregnant woman is susceptible to having a disabled child. In my paper. I will outline how prenatal screening is defined, the positive verses the negative outcomes, and the role of prenatal counselors. Prenatal testing is simply a set of medical tests performed on expectant mothers to determine if an unborn…

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