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Five people with Down's syndrome who are creating positive change
As part of Down’s Syndrome Awareness Month, we’re celebrating some of the amazing things people with Down’s syndrome have achieved. All five of these people have created positive change at either a local or international level and are telling the world that everyone, no matter their differences, is capable of achieving incredible things.
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Spotlight on: Down's syndrome
Down’s syndrome is a genetic condition caused by an extra chromosome in a baby's cells. Typically, babies are born with each cell containing 23 pairs of chromosomes, or 46 chromosomes in total. In babies with Down’s syndrome, chromosome 21 doesn’t separate properly and instead splits into three, rather than two. This extra chromosome is responsible for the cognitive and physical features of Down’s syndrome.