Cohesin: A Cherry-Shaped Molecule Safeguards Cell-Division
Mistakes in cell division, caused by malfunctioning cohesin, can also lead to chromosomal aberrations like trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). Even the age-related decrease in female fertility and a high percentage of spontaneous miscarriages are attributed to ...
Newswise (press release) - Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:03

At Prenatal Molecular Dx Conference, NIPT Providers Offer Glimpse into Strategies
Adam Wolfberg, associate director of medical affairs for Ariosa, said at the conference that the Non-invasive Chromosomal Examination of Trisomy (NEXT) study that the firm conducted with a number of collaborators compared its Harmony test for trisomy ...
GenomeWeb - Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:00

MEF receives donation from golf tourney
On Oct. 10, the Zinck family of Melrose held the 10th annual Amazing Grace Golf Tournament in honor of their daughter Grace, who is surviving and thriving with Trisomy 18. The proceeds from this year's tournament were generously donated to the Melrose ...
Wicked Local Melrose - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:49



Why More Than 100 Women Are Sharing Their Abortion Stories
Morton terminated a pregnancy when she was 35 after tests showed that the fetus had trisomy 18, a serious chromosomal defect usually incompatible with life. Even if she were able to carry the pregnancy to term — a rarity — the baby would have almost ...
Cosmopolitan.com (blog) - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:52

Doctor Refuses to Treat Child With Trisomy 18, Tells Mom “She's Lived Longer ...
Well, we pay close attention to these updates that we receive because Lila has Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome) which is the same chromosome abnormality that our 5 ½ years old daughter Faith has. These respiratory viruses can be particularly difficult for ...
LifeNews.com - Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:06



New study compares invasive to noninvasive prenatal screening
Down syndrome (trisomy 21), trisomy 13 and trisomy 18 are genetic defects with an extra chromosome. However, trisomy 21 accounts for only 50% of trisomies, while trisomies 13, 18, and 21 together comprise two-thirds. Less common chromosomal ...
Examiner.com - Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:54



The birth of a new kind of personal documentarian
A baby who, diagnosed with trisomy 18, is expected to live only one year; a man devastated by the recent death of his wife; and a father and son whose familial bond is as strong as any other, despite not being blood related — at first glance, these ...
The Japan Times - Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:00



Baby With Trisomy 13 Defies Odds After Parents Reject Abortion, She's Now 7
Kathleen Rose was born with a condition called Trisomy 13, which is a chromosomal disorder associated with severe intellectual disability and physical abnormalities in many parts of the body. According to the United States National Library of Medicine, ...
LifeNews.com - Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:15


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