Cures for Down Syndrome
Because it is a problem with the chromosomes, there are no cures for Down syndrome. As a result, Down syndrome treatment focuses on controlling the symptoms and characteristics of the disorder.
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Down syndrome research scientists have identified the genes that cause the characteristics of the disorder. They are also working to further develop mouse models, at varying stages of development, in order to enhance their basic understanding of the condition. With this information, they hope to find possible cures for Down syndrome or develop effective interventions and treatment strategies.