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Is Down syndrome dominant or recessive?

Is Down syndrome dominant or recessive?

Neither: Down syndrome happens when an extra 21 chromosome is present in all the cells of the body. It happens before conception when the donor egg fails to shed one of its 21 chromosomes in the formation of the egg & the male 21 joins the female pair & creates an embryo with 3 number 21's. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Down Syndrome (Definition)

Down syndrome is the classic presentation clinically of the congenital malformation syndrome also known as Trisomy 21. Classic features may include simian creases, epicanthal folds, upslanting palpebral fissures, flat nasal bridge, hypertelorism, low set ears, endocardial cushion defects of the heart, atlanto-axial joint instability, blood ...Read more


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Is it true that Down syndrome is dominant or recessive?

Is it true that Down syndrome is dominant or recessive?

Neither: Down syndrome is neither dominant nor recessive. Down syndrome occurs due to there being 3 number 21. ...Read more

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I was wondering is Down syndrome dominant or recessive?

I was wondering is Down syndrome dominant or recessive?

No autosomal: Down syndrome happens when an extra 21 chromosome is present in all the cells of the body. It happens before conception when the donor egg fails to shed one of its 21 chromosomes in the formation of the egg ; the male 21 joins the female pair ; creates an embryo with 3 number 21's. It has nothing to do with traits or mutations in the gene code. ...Read more

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I am doing a presentation for my class on down syndrome and I need to know why it isn't dominant or recessive. P.S. I need a simplified answer

I am doing a presentation for my class on down syndrome and I need to know why it isn't dominant or recessive.

P.S. I need a simplified answer

Seek info here: Lots of HT doctors have answered this for others - here's a start. Just dig a bit further, but it's a good reply. Source: HealthTap, https://edc1.healthtap.com/user_questions/22610 ...Read more

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Is Down syndrome an autosomal dominant gene ? Please advise!

Is Down syndrome an autosomal dominant gene ? Please advise!

Not autosomal: Down syndrome happens when an extra 21 chromosome is present in the cells of the body. It happens before conception when the donor egg fails to shed one of its 21 chromosomes in the formation of the egg & the male 21 joins the female pair & creates an embryo with 3 number 21's. It has nothing to do with autosomal traits or mutations in the gene code. ...Read more

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What are the chances my child will be born with chromosomal abnormalities? I was told my unborn child has echogenic bowels, that i tested higher for the risk of Down syndrome and as a carrier of the cystic fibrosis trait

What are the chances my child will be born with chromosomal abnormalities? I was told my unborn child has echogenic bowels, that i tested higher for the risk of Down syndrome and as a carrier of the cystic fibrosis trait

There : There are several ultrasound findings that can suggest down sysndrome, and echogenic bowel is one of them. There could be other explanations for that finding, though. It sound like you will need some testing to find out what's going on. The two tests used most commonly are amniocentesis and chorionic villous sampling. Each has its own risks and benefits, so you should discuss them with your obstetrician. I would suggest that you do this sooner than later, and regardless of whether the outcome might lead you to terminate the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is Down syndrome sex linked/recessive/or dominant?

Is Down syndrome sex linked/recessive/or dominant?

None of the above: Down syndrome happens when an extra 21 chromosome is present in all the cells of the body. It happens before conception when the donor egg fails to shed one of its 21 chromosomes in the formation of the egg; the male 21 joins the female pair & creates an embryo with 3 number 21's. It has nothing to do with traits or mutations in the gene code. ...Read more

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Down syndrome is autosomal dominat?

Down syndrome is autosomal dominat?

No autosomal: Down syndrome happens when an extra 21 chromosome is present in all the cells of the body. It happens before conception when the donor egg fails to shed one of its 21 chromosomes in the formation of the egg & the male 21 joins the female pair & creates an embryo with 3 number 21's. It has nothing to do with traits or mutations in the gene code. ...Read more

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I'm doing a science project on down syndrome and my teacher wants to know dominate recessive or chromosomal (how common) can you help?

I'm doing a science project on down syndrome and my teacher wants to know dominate recessive or chromosomal (how common) can you help?

Do your homework: There is a simple answer but this is not where you should go to get it.Your instructors are going to want you to provide your references to any data you come up with. Your question suggests you are too young to be submitting questions to HT. You must be 16. ...Read more

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