Down syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder and the most common autosomal chromosome abnormality in humans, where extra genetic material from chromosome 21 is transferred to a newly formed embryo. These extra genes and DNA cause changes in development of the embryo and foetus resulting in physical and mental abnormalities. Each patient is unique and there can be great variability in the severity of symptoms.

Normally, the human body has 23 pairs of chromosomes called autosomes and two sex chromosomes allosomes. At conception, a new cell is formed that receives one copy of each chromosome from the sperm and one copy from the egg. The new cell divides and multiplies to form an embryo and ultimately a foetus and new human. Each cell contains the exact same genetic material as the original 48 chromosomes, carrying the same genes and DNA.

In patients with Down syndrome, an error occurs in the coming together of chromosome 21. The extra genetic material is responsible for the developmental abnormalities that occur. Instead of 46 chromosomes plus two sex chromosomes, there are 47.

 

    Related Conference of Down syndrome

    July 22-24, 2019

    32nd European Neurology Congress

    Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, London, UK
    July 29-30, 2019

    8th International Conference on Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases

    Park Inn by Radison Stockholm Hammarby Sjostad, Midskeppsgatan 6 SE-120 66 Stockholm, Sweden
    August 29-30, 2019

    5th International Conference on Epilepsy & Treatment

    Vienna, Austria
    August 29-30, 2019

    5th International Conference on Epilepsy & Treatment

    Vienna, Austria
    August 29-31, 2019

    5th World Congress on Parkinsons & Huntington Disease

    Vienna, Austria
    September 19-20, 2019

    International Conference on Autism and Neurological Disorders

    Brussels, Belgium
    September 25-26, 2019

    7th International Conference on Brain Disorders and Therapeutics

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    October 07-08, 2019

    European Summit on Neuroscience and Psychiatry

    Rome, Italy
    Conference Date: October 21 & 22, 2019

    Global Submit on Neurology and Neurosurgery

    Venue: Geneva, Switzerland
    October 30-31, 2019

    26th World Congress on Neurology and Neurodisorders

    Tokyo, Japan
    November 6-7, 2019

    Vascular Dementia and Movement Disorders

    Yokohama, Japan
    November 07-08, 2019

    13th Global Neurologists Meeting on Neurology and Neurosurgery

    Frankfurt, Germany
    November 07-08, 2019

    19th Global Neuroscience and Neurology Conference

    Frankfurt, Germany
    November 11-12, 2019

    2nd World Congress on Epilepsy and Brain Disorders

    Amsterdam Netherlands
    November 11-12, 2019

    International Conference on Stress and Mental Health

    Sydney, Australia
    November 12-13, 2019

    14th World Congress on Advances in Alzheimers and Dementia

    Brisbane, Australia
    November 14-15, 2019

    14th Annual Conference on Dementia and Alzheimers Disease

    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    November 14-15, 2019 |

    9th International Conference on Brain Injury & Neuroscience

    Geneva, Switzerland
    November 19-20, 2019

    32nd Clinical Neuroscience and Neurogenetics Conference

    Istanbul, Turkey
    November 21-22, 2019

    12th Annual Brain Death Congress

    Zagreb, Croatia
    November 22 & 23, 2019

    International Conference on Bipolar Disorder & Depression

    | Nice, France

    Accredited with CPD
    November 25-26, 2019

    Experts meet on Stress Management

    Auckland, NewZealand
    November 25-26, 2019

    2nd World Congress on Addiction and Rehabilitation

    Paris, France
    December 2-3, 2019

    2nd World Brain Congress

    Rome, Italy
    December 02-03, 2019

    Annual Congress on Epilepsy and Seizures

    Dubai, UAE
    December 04-05, 2019

    World Congress on Neurochemistry & Neuropharmacology

    Istanbul, Turkey
    December 05-06, 2019

    2nd World Neuron Congress

    Rome, Italy
    December 09-10, 2019

    26th Cognitive Neuroscience Congress

    Dubai, UAE
    January 23-24, 2020

    12th World Congress on Alzheimers Disease & Dementia

    Bangkok, Thailand
    February 10-11, 2020

    32nd World Congress on Neurology and Neuroscience

    Sydney, Australia
    February 24-25, 2020

    29th World Congress on Neurology and Therapeutics

    London, UK
    March 13-14, 2020

    12th International Conference on Vascular Dementia

    Prague | Czech Republic

    Down syndrome Conference Speakers

    Recommended Sessions

    Related Journals

    Are you interested in