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Are chromosomal genetic disorders life-threatening?

Some chromosomal disorders are life-threatening. Certain chromosomal changes can cause miscarriages and infant death. Other chromosomal disorders can create heart defects and serious health problems that are in turn life threatening.

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What is the likelihood of having a child with Down syndrome?
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Down syndrome occurs in people of all races and economic levels, although older women have an increa...
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What is the rate of incidence for chromosomal disorders?
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Some chromosomal disorders are more common than others. Scientists estimate that approximately one...
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How long do chromosomal disorders last?
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Chromosomal disorders are conditions that last a lifetime. These disorders are created during feta...
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What are the common physical traits associated with Down syndrome?
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A few of the common physical traits of Down syndrome are low muscle tone, small stature, an upward s...
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