As some of you may know, back in July 2013 scientists at UMass Medical School made a big discovery. They learned that a naturally occurring X chromosome “off-switch” could neutralize the extra chromosome responsible for Trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome.[i] The approach used by Dr. Jeanne Lawrence was inspired by the natural process that […]

Since October is Down syndrome Awareness Month, I thought I would dig into some critical statistics in this community to understand what’s behind the numbers. Much has been said and written in the popular American press about the 90% plus termination  rate when a pregnancy receives a definitive pre-natal diagnosis of Down syndrome.  Diverse sources […]