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Down Syndrome (cont.)

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Down syndrome, Downs syndrome, Down's syndrome, mongolism, trisomy 21, cognitive impairment, intellectual disability, mosaicism, mosaic Down syndrome, mental disability, dementia, Alzheimer's disease in individuals with Down syndrome, Alzheimer disease, adults with Down syndrome, Robertsonian translocation and partial/segmental trisomy, partial or segmental trisomy 21, Down syndrome critical region, DSCR, DSCR1,  genetic disorder, prenatal diagnosis, cognitive delay, prenatal screening, Down syndrome risk factors, mild Down syndrome, moderate Down syndrome, severe Down syndrome

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