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.