Down syndrome: be beautiful be yourself. | SMN News

PHILIPSBURG(DCOMM):—  Down syndrome is a condition in which a person has an extra chromosome, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). “Chromosomes are small packages of genes in our body. They determine how a baby’s body forms during pregnancy and how the baby’s body functions as it grows in the womb and after birth.

“Typically, a baby is born with 46 chromosomes. Babies with Down syndrome have an extra copy of one of these chromosomes, chromosome 21.” “This extra copy changes how the baby’s body and brain develop, which can cause both mental and physical challenges

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