The Down Syndrome ‘Super Genome’

We knew it all along: our kiddos are super heroes.  Researchers have found that children born with Down syndrome have an excellent genome in many ways — better, in fact, than the average genome of people without the genetic abnormality.

“The research has shown that for a child with Down [syndrome] to survive pregnancy and then grow, his or her genome must be of a higher quality so that it can compensate for the disabilities caused by the extra copy of chromosome 21,” says Konstantin Popadin, a researcher at UNIL’s Center for Integrative Genomics.  Go get ’em, kids!!

Read the full article here.

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