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World Down Syndrome Day_March21

World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated on March 21st every year. It is a day to raise awareness and celebrate the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome. What is down syndrome? Every cell in our body is made up of 23 chromosomes, 23 from the mother and 23 from the father, so a person has a total of 46 chromosomes in each cell. However, occasionally, when this natural process fails for various reasons, chromosomal abnormalities occur. A child with Down syndrome is born with three copies of chromosome 21 instead of the usual two. Therefore, Down syndrome is a genetic