Down Syndrome Research

Witnesses testified at a hearing on funding for Down syndrome research. Representatives Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)… read more

Witnesses testified at a hearing on funding for Down syndrome research. Representatives Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) testified about their personal experiences raising children with Down syndrome. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL), who co-chairs the Congressional Task Force on Down Syndrome, also testified. Medical experts, advocates, and an individual with Down syndrome, Frank Stephens, provided testimony on why they want to see National Institutes for Health (NIH) funding increased for Down syndrome research. The panelists maintained that Down syndrome research provides unique opportunities to study other medical fields, including Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and heart conditions. Witnesses said studying the extra chromosome found in people with Down syndrome could lead to breakthroughs in these other medical fields. close

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Program ID:
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2358-C, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 25, 2017 | 10:11am EDT | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Dec 24, 2017 | 2:21pm EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Oct 25, 2017 | 10:11am EDT | C-SPAN.org
  • Oct 25, 2017 | 11:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 25, 2017 | 9:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 26, 2017 | 4:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 23, 2017 | 12:20am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 24, 2017 | 2:21pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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