Famous People Who Had or Have Down Syndrome

Author: Disabled World
Published: 2024/01/06 - Updated: 2024/01/10
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Synopsis: List of famous and well known people who had or have Down syndrome, also known as Down's syndrome or trisomy 21. Down syndrome is the most common chromosome abnormality in humans, occurring in about one per 1000 babies born each year. The average IQ of a young adult with Down syndrome is 50, equivalent to the mental age of an 8- or 9-year-old child, but this number varies widely.

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Down syndrome or Down's syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. It is usually associated with developmental delays, mild to moderate intellectual disability, and characteristic physical features. There are three types of Down syndrome, all with the same features:

Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal abnormality. It occurs in about 1 in 1,000 babies born each year. In the U.S. this figure is given as one in 700 births. This syndrome causes about a third of cases of intellectual disability.

List of Famous People Who Had or Have Down Syndrome

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