Down's syndrome cases soar27th October 2009
According to new research there has been a 71% rise in the number of cases of Down's syndrome, largely due to an increase in the number of older mothers over this period.
However the number of babies who are born with the condition actually fell by 1%. Joan Morris, professor of medical statistics at Queen Mary, University of London, who led the study, said: "What we're seeing here is a steep rise in pregnancies with Down's syndrome but that is being offset by improvements in screening."
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Title: Down's syndrome cases soar
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 13024
Date Added: 27th Oct 2009