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John Franklin Stephens, who has Down syndrome, argues his case before the UN

06 April 2018

"I am a man with Down Syndrome and my life is worth living". American actor and athlete, John Franklin Stephens who has Down syndrome, addressed the UN on...

Chinese team sequences the genome of two foetuses in utero

01 March 2018

A team from the Beijing Genomics Institute in China has sequenced the genome of two foetuses in utero, in an attempt to detect their genetic risk for a certain...

Japan extends access to NIPS

09 February 2018

The Japanese Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society is scheduled to meet in March to discuss extending access to non-invasive pre-natal screening (NIPS) for Down...

"No-one should be afraid of having a child with Down syndrome"

11 December 2017

In the United Kingdom, Louise Johnson decided to speak out and make society more aware of Down syndrome.    Six years ago, she gave birth to...


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