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Do Non Human Species Have Down Syndrome ?
« on: 17/02/2012 13:30:18 »
Ever seen a Down Syndrome Ape ?..Cat ?...Fish ?...Giraffe ?


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Re: Do Non Human Species Have Down Syndrome ?
« Reply #1 on: 17/02/2012 14:47:15 »
I'm fairly sure the genetic basis of the Down Syndrome can also occur in non-human species, but I'm not sure if the symptoms would manifest in the same way...
 

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Re: Do Non Human Species Have Down Syndrome ?
« Reply #2 on: 10/03/2012 21:11:25 »
"Trisomic Ts65Dn mice show direct parallels with many phenotypes of Down syndrome (DS), including effects on the structure of cerebellum and hippocampus."

source: Trisomy for the Down syndrome ‘critical region’ is necessary but not sufficient for brain phenotypes of trisomic mice
 

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Re: Do Non Human Species Have Down Syndrome ?
« Reply #3 on: 11/03/2012 17:22:22 »
I'm fairly sure the genetic basis of the Down Syndrome can also occur in non-human species, but I'm not sure if the symptoms would manifest in the same way...

Thanks Nizzle for your kind response here. Sorry I was slow to acknowledge it. It did not show up as a new post for me...must still be a few gremlins in the system !
 

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Re: Do Non Human Species Have Down Syndrome ?
« Reply #4 on: 11/03/2012 17:23:51 »
"Trisomic Ts65Dn mice show direct parallels with many phenotypes of Down syndrome (DS), including effects on the structure of cerebellum and hippocampus."

source: Trisomy for the Down syndrome ‘critical region’ is necessary but not sufficient for brain phenotypes of trisomic mice

Thank ewe Lmnre. I appreciate the info anf the link.
 

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Re: Do Non Human Species Have Down Syndrome ?
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