DID YOU KNOW:
Down syndrome, which is also called Trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder that occurs in approximately 1 of 800 live births?
2. Down syndrome is named after Doctor Langdon Down, who in 1866 first described the syndrome as a disorder?
3. Individuals with Down Syndrome have 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46?
4. Down Syndrome is the most frequently occurring chromosomal disorder?
5. Down syndrome is not related to race, nationality, religion or socioeconomic status?
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