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Fears of Australian surrogacy ban over abandoned Down Syndrome baby

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 20:22

Reports that an Australian couple abandoned a baby with his surrogate mother in Thailand because he has Down Syndrome have raised fears Australia will ban international surrogacy, a support group said on Saturday.

Decoded: Why chromosome errors are high in women`s eggs

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 13:44

Scientists have revealed, for the first time, the mystery behind why chromosome errors are high in women`s eggs.

Major genetic breakthrough hailed as landmark in fight against hereditary diseases

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 13:50

A new breakthrough in genetics, described as "jaw-dropping" by one Nobel scientist, promises to revolutionise the study and treatment of a range of diseases, from cancer and incurable viruses to inherited genetic disorders.

Down syndrome linked to faulty stem cells

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 16:40

Scientists, including Indian-origin researchers, have for the first time discovered that Down syndrome may be linked to faulty stem cell regulation in the body.

Potential cure emerges for Down Syndrome

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 17:52

US researchers may have identified a compound that appears to reverse the learning deficits associated with Down Syndrome in lab mice.

US teen with Down syndrome scales Mount Everest

Last Updated: Monday, April 01, 2013, 15:42

A 15-year-old US boy has possibly become one of the first person ever with Down syndrome to have climbed a staggering 17,600 feet to reach one of the two base camps on Mount Everest - the world`s tallest mountain.

Cause for Down syndrome found

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013, 10:59

Extra chromosome inherited in Down syndrome-chromosome 21-alters brain and body development, a study has found.

Now, simple blood test to check unborn babies for Down’s syndrome

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 11:37

US scientists have developed a new blood test for pregnant women that can detect unborn children with Down’s syndrome without the risk of miscarriage.

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