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Why is Down Syndrome so common relative to other chromosomal conditions?

According to the National Down Syndrome Society, Down Syndrome is the most common chromosomal condition, with roughly one in 700 children born in the United States affected. The genetic disease ...
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NIPT test results given results of combined test (in pregnancy screenings)

The NIPT test gives a probability of a baby having Down syndrome. Supposedly, this test is more accurate than the combined test. However, I haven't seen any statistics regarding the accuracy of the ...
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Will Down's syndrome be ever reversible?

Down syndrome is caused by genetic disorder when in DNA chromosome #21 has three copies (instead of 2 copies). If I understand correctly then the Genetic Engineering is the closest field in modern ...
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