The Emory Down Syndrome Project and the Study of Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Defects represent overlapping studies conducted by a team of scientists and physicians who have been involved in Down syndrome research for more than a decade. The study is based in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and is funded by the National Institute of Health.
The chromosome error that leads to Down syndrome affects all aspects of health and development. Individuals with Down syndrome are at an increased risk for heart, gastrointestinal, hematologic, respiratory, visual, sensory-motor, speech and language and hearing problems. Specialized care and early intervention can help ensure that individuals with Down syndrome develop to their full potential.
- Emory Down Syndrome Project
- Study of Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Defects
- Down Syndrome Data and Biological Sample Repository
- Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Children with Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Defects
- Genetic influences on learning and behavior in individuals with Down syndrome (Cognition Project)