Our 5-year goal at DSA is to collect up to 500 blood specimens and related health data from individuals with DS and their immediate families. These samples are crucial to advancing translational research that will yield improved diagnostics and therapies for people with DS.
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"Banking On Breakthroughs"
Every person with Down syndrome is born with a superpower.
Their unique genetic makeup results in an extra copy of chromosome 21. This provides them an opportunity to do things the rest of us simply cannot.
That extra chromosome is their superpower. And with it, they are helping researchers develop treatments and therapies that will eliminate common ailments affecting people with Down syndrome.
Through the DSA Biobank, we are helping researchers improve the health and well-being of those with Down syndrome by decoding links to those common ailments that affect us all.