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Essay heading: Down Syndrome: An Informative Essay
 
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There are however, three different kinds of Down Syndrome. 95% of Down Syndrome babies have Trisomy 21. This is the presence of extra genetic material on the 21st pair of chromosomes. Around 4% have what is called Translocation. This is where the extra chromosome 21 decided to break away and attach itself to another chromosome...
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The last 1% is made up of those with Mosaicism. This is where some cells have Trisomy 21 while others do not. There is no cure for Down Syndrome. There is also not way to prevent it. Once faced with the fact you have a Down Syndrome baby however, the baby will need various kinds of checks and treatment to help it live...
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