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Scientists in Cyprus, say they’re close to full development of a new test for Down syndrome in the womb -- and medical professionals are calling it a game changer.
The new procedure analyzes a pregnant mother’s blood for differences between her DNA and the DNA of her fetus. Down syndrome results from an extra copy of chromosome 21, and is a common cause of mental retardation. (Video: WTXF)
Currently, the only way to diagnose Down syndrome before birth is through a process called amniocentesis. Though most women forgo that test. A writer for Technorati explains why.
“Tested at 15-16 weeks gestation, a needle is inserted into the mother’s uterus and amniotic fluid is extracted. As a result, 1 in 100 pregnancies will end in miscarriage.”
On Philadelphia Fox affiliate WTXF, one doctor can barely conceal his excitement.
Dr. MIKE CIRIGLIANO: “A blood test! Is that cool? That is really cool.”
Anchor: “That is amazing.”
Dr. MIKE CIRIGLIANO: “Having gone through this again with my own wife -- Do you want to have an amniocentesis? There are risks associated, but you want to know.”
Dr. MIKE CIRIGLIANO: “And so, this could be a sea change.”
But a writer for Care2 reports 90 to 95 percent of women terminate their pregnancies after a Down syndrome diagnosis, so while the new test is exciting -- it also raises some high-stakes ethical questions.
“The parents of disabled children tend to say ... their love for their child has far outweighed the difficulties. At the same time, however, making sure that children with Down's Syndrome ... have a positive, supported life does require a significant commitment on the part of the parents, both emotional and financial.”
Finally, a doctor from Boston’s Children’s Hospital is optimistic about the issue -- hoping potential parents are aware of growing societal support for people with Down syndrome and their families.
Dr. BRIAN SKOTKO: “What I also envision is a world where people with Down syndrome continue to prove that they can succeed and they’re important contributors to their local communities. I think the challenge is, how do you convey these new possibilities into the prenatal discussions that are coming around the corner so that mothers and fathers can make an informed decision?”
The researchers behind the study say they aren’t ready to roll out the test just yet, but hope to have it on the market within one to two years.
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A hero is someone admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. We often think of soldiers, police, or firefighters as heroes, but sometimes it only takes a small – but courageous – act to make someone a hero in someone else’s eyes.
That’s what three middle school basketball players are to Desiree Andrews.
The 14-year-old is a cheerleader at Lincoln Middle School in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She is just like every other cheerleader on the squad except for one thing: Desiree has Down Syndrome.
Despite having what some might describe as a “disability,” Desiree has never let Down Syndrome keep her from doing the things she loves. She was inspired to try out for the cheerleading team after watching an episode of the television show Glee.
“They have a character with Down syndrome who is a cheerleader,” Desiree’s father, Cliff Andrews, said. “And she said, ‘If she can be a cheerleader, I can be a cheerleader.'”
Desiree has always felt supported and loved, but during a recent basketball game, that all changed.
As she stood on the sidelines, cheering with her teammates, some in the crowd began to make fun of her.
Cliff still remembers how angry he was watching total strangers mock his beloved daughter, but he also recalls her brave response.
“She saw that I was upset,” he said. “She threw her hands around me and made me look at her face and said, ‘Papa, it’s OK. I still love them even if they do not like me.'”
But Cliff was not the only one who noticed the heckling. Some of the players started to notice it too, and they were not going to stand for it.
During a timeout, Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien, and Chase Vazquez went into the crowd and gave the bullies a simple message: “Do not mess with her.” They also went to the sports director and asked him to do something about the nasty fans.
“We were mad,” Miles said, “we did not like that.”
When Cliff first saw the pl
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