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What are some somatic chromosome disorders?
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Variable
Depends on the affected chromosome.
The commonest is down's syndrome where there are three #21 chromosomes in each cell instead of the normal two. There are many different varieties of chromosome defects, each with its particular set of changes in appearance and function.

In brief: Variable
Depends on the affected chromosome.
The commonest is down's syndrome where there are three #21 chromosomes in each cell instead of the normal two. There are many different varieties of chromosome defects, each with its particular set of changes in appearance and function.
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