21. July 2011 20:48
Foetal screenings have resulted in fewer babies born with the birth defect, but trend raises ethical questions
If current health policies and trends continue, Denmark could be a country without a single citizen with Down’s syndrome in the not too distant future.
Since 2004, the governm... [More]
25. May 2011 23:32
Each year, March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). The date 3/21 was chosen as a representation of the genetic cause of the condition, a triplicate of the 21st chromosome. WDSD seeks to raise awareness of a genetic condition that may very well diminish to the point of disappearing. This ... [More]
27. January 2011 19:48
If reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis give you the heebie-jeebies, Booster Shots is sorry to inform you that things are about to get a lot more complicated.
In just the past month, researchers have made great strides in their ability t... [More]
7. October 2010 01:26
When a B.C. couple discovered that the fetus their surrogate mother was carrying was likely to be born with Down syndrome, they wanted an abortion.
The surrogate, however, was determined to take the pregnancy to term, sparking a disagreement that has raised thorny ques... [More]