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DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening
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Death Cuts Short The Life Of An Alzheimer's Research Volunteer
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Justin McCowan, 39, has Down syndrome and lives at home with his parents in Santa Monica, Calif. Benjamin B. Morris for NPR hide caption

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People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers In Alzheimer's Research
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