EGL Genetics Blog

In Memory of Aaron — How You Changed Our Lives 

Posted by Danyella Davis on Mar 29, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Thank you to this month’s blog feature by Leah and David Bultema; David is the Executive Director and Founder of The AaronStrong Foundation.

Hope. Faith. Family. These three things have been our focus and have strengthened tremendously through Aaron’s journey. Although we could've easily chosen a path leading to destruction following the loss of our son, we instead chose a path of recovery. That choice made one of the toughest times of our lives one of the greatest blessings.

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Topics: Down syndrome, aaronstrong foundation, trisomy 18, Trisomy 21, Edwards Syndrome, Aneuploidy

Divide, Recombine, Repeat With Dr. Sherman

Posted by Danyella Davis on Mar 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM

This week, EGL Genetics is featuring published work by Dr. Stephanie L. Sherman, Professor in the Department of Human Genetics and Co-Director of the Down Syndrome Center at Emory University.

Dr. Sherman's more recent research identifies gene-environment interactions associated with the causes and consequences of trisomy 21 and meiotic recombination. 

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Topics: Down syndrome, Meiotic recombination

Meet the Team: Spotlight on Emory's Down Syndrome Clinic

Posted by Derek Stevens on Oct 27, 2016 11:11:00 AM

October is Down Syndrome Awareness month. Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring condition that is caused by changes in a person’s chromosomes. Specifically, it is caused by having three copies of chromosome 21 instead of two. One out of every 691 babies born in the United States is born with Down syndrome.

All people with Down syndrome experience some degree of intellectual disability. This means they will learn more slowly than other people. Children with Down syndrome will learn to do most things that other children do, but they will do them later than their peers.

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Topics: awareness, Down syndrome, Down Syndrome Clinic at Emory

 

 

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