Down Syndrome Center

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.

Study Findings

We will publish findings in medical journals so that our contributions will be available to everyone interested in Down syndrome. Click here for published articles from our previous studies.

Current Projects