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At the UN, Archbishop Auza denounces the "genocide" of people with Down syndrome

08 April 2019

The situation is "particularly acute for women and girls with Down syndrome [1]," said Archbishop Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See...

Prenatal whole exome sequencing "raises major ethical issues"

11 March 2019

Ultrasound can detect certain malformations and anomalies in foetal development. In this case, we can look for a genetic cause using karyotyping[1] and...

Down syndrome and Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT): 50% increase in UK abortions in the last decade

21 January 2019

In 2017, 655 babies with Down syndrome were aborted in the United Kingdom, i.e. 218 more than in 2007. This represents a 50% increase over ten years, mainly...

In Iran, no more children are born with Down Syndrome

18 December 2018

In Iran, the birth of babies diagnosed with Down’s syndrome has almost stopped. According to Mahmoud Tavallaei, director of the Iranian Genetics Society of...


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