What does the future hold?

It is hoped that services will continue to improve for people with Down’s syndrome and that our society will become fully inclusive, embracing diversity rather than condemning many people with Down’s syndrome and their families to a life of social exclusion. The International Human Genome Project has been successful in sequencing chromosome 21. As research continues on this small set of genes, it is hoped that the future will bring greater understanding of the development of people with Down’s syndrome and why there is a higher incidence of certain medical problems in people with the condition.

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