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Study: Antibiotic Could Correct Some Down Syndrome Brain Abnormalities

Using an inexpensive antibiotic, researchers have corrected many abnormalities in a group of brain cells associated with Down syndrome. The common genetic disorder is caused by the presence of a portion or entire third copy of chromosome 21, instead of the normal two copies, one from each parent. Down syndrome is marked by mild to moderate intellectual disability, physical growth delays and characteristic facial features.  It occurs in approximately one in 700 births in the United...

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