Posted by: Jennifer Ladd, MD, MSc on Sep 05, 2023

Turner Syndrome is a genetic condition, a difference in the number or type of sex chromosomes, in those assigned female at birth.

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Down Syndrome Awareness: Dispel the Misconceptions

Mar 21, 2023

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day to symbolize the third copy of the 21st chromosome in people with Down syndrome. Read More

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Genes, Genetics and Genomics: Understanding What Makes You Who You Are

Mar 03, 2022

Genes are short sections of DNA that carry information passed down from parents to their children. This information provides the instructions that determine physical features such as eye color, hair color and height. Sometimes this information can cause diseases. View our infographic explaining genes, genetics, the genome and genomics. Read More

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Research for Rare Disease: Giving Hope to Families Who Are Searching for Answers

Feb 24, 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 30 million people in the United States have a rare disease—and about half of them are children. Sometimes rare diseases are caused by unique mutations, or changes, in a child’s genes. Read More

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Prenatal Genetic Testing: Is It Right for You?

Jan 10, 2022

Prenatal genetic testing can help find out if a fetus has a chromosome disorder. Chromosome disorders are often associated with multiple medical problems, such as intellectual disability and birth defects. Read More

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Down Syndrome Life Expectancy Is Higher, But Not For Everyone

Jul 21, 2021

Over 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome in the United States each year. As recently as 1983, a person with Down syndrome lived to be only 25 years old on average. Today, the average life expectancy of a person with Down syndrome is nearly 60 years and continuing to climb. Read More

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Rare Disease: Finding Answers for Patients with Mysterious Conditions

Feb 26, 2021

For a disease to be considered “rare,” fewer than 200,000 people in the United States will be affected by it. Some rare genetic disorders can be very difficult to diagnose, and for parents of a child with a rare disease, one of the most anxious times is the period of waiting for a diagnosis. Read More

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What Parent’s Need to Know About Genetic Testing

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Genetic testing can help doctors look for changes in genes that can cause diseases or disorders. It can also provide families with more information about long-term needs, health care needs, and future family planning. Read More

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Is My Child Double-Jointed? Understanding Joint Hypermobility or Pain

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The technical medical term for “double-jointedness” is joint hypermobility. Mobility of the joints is a trait that can differ among individuals based on many factors including genetics, age, sex, race, and physical conditioning. Read More