Mutation story

  1. How do you get down syndrome?
  2.  What do you look like when you have down syndrome?
  3.  When do you know you have down syndrome?
  4.  Is down syndrome fatal?



  1. Having extra copies of genes on chromosome 21 disrupts the course of normal development, causing the characteristic features of Down syndrome and the increased risk of health problems associated with this condition
  2. slanting eyes,a wide space between their eyes,a small, flat nose,short fingers, hands, toes, feet,short arms and legs.
  3. Diagnostic tests, such as chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis. These can show if a baby has Down syndrome. You may want to have these tests if you have abnormal results from a screening test or if you are worried about Down syndrome.
  4. During the early years of life, children with Down Syndrome are 10 to 15 times more likely than other children to develop leukemia, a disease that can be fatal. but down syndrome is not fatal it self.