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Down Syndrome, Alzheimer's And Testing Advancements

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Earlier this year, advances were made in pre-natal testing for Down syndrome. That raised fears that more parents would choose not to to have a child with Down syndrome. It turns out that decision can also be impacted by the way the doctor delivers the news. We'll be talking about that and the recent news that there may be a genetic connection between Down syndrome and the onset of Alzheimer's later in life. 

Guests
Kathryn Lariviere
- Executive Director, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte

Jonathan Isley - Board of Directors, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte

Brian Skotko, MD, MPP - Co-Director, Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital