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In Iran, no more children are born with Down Syndrome

18 December 2018

In Iran, the birth of babies diagnosed with Down’s syndrome has almost stopped. According to Mahmoud Tavallaei, director of the Iranian Genetics Society of...

Pre-conception screening: Australian trial to allow "informed procreative choices"

30 November 2018

A clinical trial for pre-conception screening has been officially launched in Australia. The aim is to test the viability of a pre-conception screening...

Down syndrome: "The first people on the list of endangered species"

27 November 2018

"The first people on the list of endangered species". In Canada, during Down Syndrome week, from 1 to 7 November, the Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS)...

Finland, 70% of foetuses diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted

19 November 2018

According to the Finnish  National Institute for Health and Welfare, approximately 70% of Finnish women now opt for an abortion if their unborn child is...


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