Thumbs down to down syndrome!

Summary 1

Intro People with down syndrome have certain physical features, such as a flatter face and upward slanting eyes. chromosomes are thread-like structures within each cell and are made up of genes.

But a baby with Down syndrome has an extra chromosome (47 instead of 46) or one chromosome has an extra part. About half of babies with Down syndrome are born with heart defects. These problems can be corrected by surgery.


Summary 2

Intro Down syndrome also called Trisomy 21, is a condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops.

Though Down syndrome can't be prevented, it can be detected before a child is born. a child gets an extra chromosome 21 — for a total of 47 chromosomes instead of 46. Although no one knows for sure why DS occurs and there's no way to prevent the chromosomal error that causes it.


Opinion piece

I think people should care more about Down Syndrome. people act like its no big deal when it kinda is. People with down syndrome have trouble learning sometimes. and they need surgery for their medical problems. Plus some people don’t really care if they have trouble learning they don’t help them. People with Down syndrome are humans too. don’t you feel kinda bad for them now? and thats why i think people should care more about down syndrome.

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