From the Series Compact Research: Diseases and Disorders
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|
|Series||Compact Research: Diseases and Disorders|
|Number of Pages||104|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Print + Ebook|
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.