New theory of Down Syndrome

New theory of Down syndrome cause may lead to new therapies:

“– that a deficiency of a protein in the brain of Down syndrome patients could contribute to the cognitive impairment and congenital heart defects that characterize the syndrome.”

As this was seen as primarily a genetic rather than a metabolic disorder, what implications might there be for other ‘genetic’ disorders in human and other species?

From PsyDir News.

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