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dc.contributor.editorSchnebly, Risa Ariaen_US
dc.creatorFitzgerald, Graceen_US
dc.creatorArslan, Maeenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-20T01:37:22Zen_US
dc.date.available2021-08-20T01:37:22Zen_US
dc.date.created2021-08-19en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13309en_US
dc.description.abstractJérôme Lejeune was a French physician and researcher who studied genetics and developmental disorders. According to the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, in 1958, Lejeune discovered that the existence of an extra twenty-first chromosome, a condition called Trisomy 21, causes Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome is a condition present in an individual since birth and is characterized by physical and developmental anomalies such as small ears, a short neck, heart defects, and short height as children and adults. Throughout his career, Lejeune also discovered that other developmental disorders, such as cri du chat (cry of the cat) syndrome, were caused by chromosomal abnormalities. Lejeune also used his influence in the scientific community to promote pro-life beliefs, and often met with Pope John Paul II to discuss ethical dilemmas such as abortion of fetuses after detection of chromosomal abnormalities. Lejeune was one of the first researchers to link chromosomal abnormalities to developmental disorders with his discovery of Trisomy 21, leading future researchers to identify more links between the two.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshLejeune, Jérôme, 1952-en_US
dc.subject.lcshLejeune, Jérôme, basse de violeen_US
dc.subject.lcsh21 trisomyen_US
dc.subject.lcshDown's syndromeen_US
dc.subject.lcshMongolismen_US
dc.subject.meshKaryotypeen_US
dc.subject.meshMitotic Nondisjunctionen_US
dc.subject.meshDown Syndromeen_US
dc.subject.meshGenetic Screeningen_US
dc.subject.meshGenetic Conceptsen_US
dc.subject.meshDown Syndrome, Partial Trisomy 21en_US
dc.subject.meshCri-du-Chat Syndromeen_US
dc.subject.meshCat Cry Syndromeen_US
dc.subject.meshTrisomy 18 Syndromeen_US
dc.subject.meshTrisomyen_US
dc.titleJérôme Lejeune (1926−1994)en_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.tagChromosomal Abnormalitiesen_US
dc.subject.tagHistory of Down Syndromeen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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