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  • 1. Down Syndrome Personal Inquiry By Amber Smith
  • 2. What Is Down Syndrome?
    • Down Syndrome also known as DS is a disease which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops in both physically and mentally.
  • 3. What causes Down Syndrome?
    • At the time of conception a baby inherits genetic information from its parents to get a total of 46 chromosomes. 23 from the mother and 23 from the father or a child gets an extra chromosome for a total of 47 instead of 46.
    • Nobody knows why Down Syndrome occurs and there’s no way to prevent the chromosomal error that causes it.
  • 4. Can Down Syndrome Be Prevented?
    • Yes Down Syndrome can be prevented, it can be detected before birth.
    • If a mother chooses to keep her baby with the disease many resources within communities are able to help people living with the disease.
    • But if the mother doesn't want to have a child with Down Syndrome she can choose whether or not to have an abortion.
  • 5. Getting a Baby With Down Syndrome
    • Any woman aged 35 or older have a higher risk to have a baby with down syndrome.
    • At age 30 a woman has a 1 in 900 chance
    • At age 35 a woman has a 1 in 350 chance
    • At age 40 a woman has a 1 in 100 chance
  • 6. Down Syndrome Appearance
    • Kids with DS share the same physical features. A flat facial profile, and an upward slant to the eyes, small ears and a protruding tongue.
    • They also have a single palmer crease, and a short fifth finger that curves inward.
    • Their feet have a widely separated first and second toes and increased skin creases.
  • 7. Facts
    • Down Syndrome is named after John Langdon Down as he found the condition in 1887.
    • Down Syndrome can also be called Trisomy 21 and DS
  • 8. Bibliography
    • http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/genetic/down_syndrome.html
    • http://www.croydonsds.vic.edu.au/
    • http://www.healthbama.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/downsyndrome1.jpg
    • http://www.dsav.asn.au/AboutDs/aboutDS.html
    • http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Down_syndrome_explained
  • 9.
    • Thank You For Watching