Tag: Down Syndrome

Today is World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Day

What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition caused by extra genetic material. Typically, our cells contain 23 pairs of chromo ...
March is Trisomy Awareness Month

March is Trisomy Awareness Month

What is trisomy? Babies with trisomy are born with an extra copy of a specific chromosome in most or all of their cells. This means that they have ...
Trisomy Awareness Month

Trisomy Awareness Month

Have you ever heard of “trisomy”? Trisomy is a chromosomal condition that is the result of a mistake in cell division. Chromosomes are the structures ...
Wrapping up birth defects prevention month

Wrapping up birth defects prevention month

We’ve had a busy month spreading the word about birth defects. If you’ve missed some posts, here is a wrap up of messages. More posts will be coming e ...
Screening vs. diagnostic testing—what’s the difference?

Screening vs. diagnostic testing—what’s the difference?

If you are pregnant, you know that every visit to your prenatal care provider involves a number of tests. At each prenatal checkup, your provider chec ...
What is trisomy?

What is trisomy?

Trisomy is a condition in which individuals are born with an extra copy of a specific chromosome in most or all of their cells. This means that they h ...
Birth Defects: What have we learned?

Birth Defects: What have we learned?

Special thanks to Coleen Boyle, PhD, MSHyg, Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and ...

Birth defects

In recognition of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, here are 10 things you need to know about birth defects from the Centers for Disease Contro ...

What causes Down syndrome?

Down syndrome is caused by extra genetic material from chromosome 21. Chromosomes are the structures in cells that contain the genes. Each person n ...
Chromosomal abnormalities

Chromosomal abnormalities

About 1 in 150 babies in the US is born with a chromosomal condition. Babies with chromosomal conditions have a problem in one or more of their chromo ...