Down Syndrome

From the Series Compact Research: Diseases and Disorders
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Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that results in a varying combination of birth defects and health problems. Through objective interviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations, this title examines: What Is Down Syndrome? What Causes Down Syndrome? What Are the Ethical Issues of Down Syndrome? Will Research Someday Prevent Down Syndrome?

Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Copyright 2009
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher ReferencePoint Press
Series Compact Research: Diseases and Disorders
Language English
Number of Pages 104
ISBN 9781601520654, 9781601524386B
Title Format Reinforced book, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2009-01-01
Author Peggy Parks
Dewey 616.85
 

School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up This up-to-date, excellent overview of Down syndrome addresses controversies and ethical issues associated with this genetic disorder. Parks also reports on current and potential scientific advances that may prevent it in the future and offer a better quality of life and opportunities for those born with it. HPV examines prevention techniques and treatments, explains scientific advances that might prevent HPV, and presents information about vaccines and controversies surrounding them. Important features in both volumes include primary-source quotations with citations, illustrations, facts, tables, and colorful informational sidebars. Useful for reports and for general information.

Author: Peggy Parks

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