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WHAT IS THE CAUSE AND TYPE OF MUTATION THAT OCCURS TO CAUSE EDWARDS SYNDROME?


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Edward's Syndrome is a trisomy of Chromosome 18, similar to Down's of Chromosome 21. Like Patau's it produces physical malformations, mental, and developmental retardation so severe that most die within a few weeks of birth.

Steve Sample


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