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5 Facts About Edwards Syndrome

Here are 5 facts about Edwards Syndrome

  • Edwards Syndrome is a genetic disorder also known as Trisomy 18 (T18) or Trisomy E
  • It occurs in around one in 6,000 live births and around 80 per cent of those affected are female
  • It is caused by the presence of three – insterad of two – copies of chromosome 18
  • Suffers have many abnormalities in their development
  • In 2008/2009 there there were 495 diagnoses of Edwards' syndrome in England and Wales leading to 35 live births
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