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hahe asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 9 years ago

why dont other animals besides humans get down syndrome?

i never heard of a dog with down syndrome why is that

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    It's a condition that effects humans, not dogs. You may as well ask why humans never suffer with parvo, distemper or dutch elm disease.

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  • 9 years ago

    Down's syndrome is a genetic disease linked to a human chromosome. Other animals don't have human chromosomes, therefore cannot get the condition.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Maybe because they don't survive. Haven't you ever heard of a dog that has 7 puppies but only 5 survived? That sort of thing?

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