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Down Syndrome - Eckert

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Down Syndrome





Down Syndrome Facts

Down Syndrome is when you have an extra chromosome in #21(Figure 1 shows you a chart of someone who has Down Syndrome.) Which gives you 47 chromsomes instead of 46. It produces mild mental retardation and various characteristic facial features. This extra chromosome causes the body and brain to work differently then normal. Down Syndrome is the most commonly birth defect in humans. (Figure 2 shows you what a regular chart looks like.)




Figure 1


Figure 2 




History of Down Syndrome

Famous People With Down Syndrome

Signs and Tests


The hardships of living with Down Syndrome








































  1. "Medindia - Medical/Health Website." Medindia - Medical/Health Website. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Jan. 2010. .
  2. "Down Syndrome - Overview, Symptoms, Treatments, Causes, Prevention & More." RightHealth: Quality Health Information Organized for You. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2010.
  3. "What Causes Genetic Disease? ." Genetics in Wisconsin. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2010. .

Comments (4)

jgeckert@avon-schools.org said

at 8:37 pm on Jan 7, 2010

OK, I can see that you are editing this page. Glad to see that you finally were able to log in. Let me know if you have any questions. I'll check back before 10pm. Mrs. Eckert

jgeckert@avon-schools.org said

at 8:44 pm on Jan 12, 2010

You are doing a good job. Now time for some fine tuning.
The heading at the top is a bit jumbled. Try to simplify it.
The first paragraph has a number of spelling and capitilization errors.
I think your information paragraph would be better placed before your links.
Rename your "information" link since you have an information paragraph. This could get a little confusing.
The title "physical characteristics" doesn't pop out and then the list begins. Try to organize this differently.
You seem to be doing a nice job with citing your resources.

jgeckert@avon-schools.org said

at 8:50 pm on Jan 12, 2010

I'm seeing a lot of good work here, but most of it seems to be done by Kristy. Niki, I would like to see some editing done by you Wednesday. Maybe you could take over most of the proofreading and formatting changes.

Cole Shields said

at 8:10 am on Jan 13, 2010


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