The Human Trisome Project

The goal of the Human Trisome Project is to understand how a third copy of chromosome 21 causes a different disease spectrum in people with Down syndrome.

Young people with Down syndrome

Did you know that people with Down syndrome have what we call a "different disease spectrum?" 

This means that compared to the typical population, they are protected from developing some medical conditions, such as most solid tumors, while being strongly predisposed to developing ​​others, such as Alzheimer’s disease and autoimmune disorders.​ The Crnic Institute's Human Trisome Project™ is the first and most in-depth precision medicine approach to understanding these phenomena.

Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

CU Anschutz

Research Complex II

12700 East 19th Avenue

Room 4014

Aurora, CO 80045


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