- Down's syndrome
- Trisomy 21
Your QuestionMy second daughter, age one year, is affected by Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). The doctors here say that there is no cure for Down syndrome. Can't the extra chromosome be delinked from other cells? Can't the extra chromosome be deactivated? Please help us, if there is any cure for Down syndrome.
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More information on chromosomes is available from Genetics Home Reference.
You can find additional information on chromosome anomalies in general at the following Web sites.
The National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has developed a fact sheet on chromosome abnormalities, which may be helpful to you. To read this information, visit the link below.
MEDLINEplus, the National Library of Medicine Web site designed to direct you to information and resources that help you research your health questions, provides further information about chromosomes at the following link:
- Down Syndrome Fact Sheet. National Down Syndrome Society. 2012; http://www.ndss.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=74. Accessed 3/9/2012.
- DS 101. Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation. 2012; http://www.dsrtf.org/page.aspx?pid=352. Accessed 3/9/2012.
- Down Syndrome. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 2012; http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/downsyndrome.cfm. Accessed 3/9/2012.