Chromosome Disorders

Chromosome disorders can occur when a chromosome has extra, missing or re-arranged chromosome material. The following websites deal with many different kinds of chromosome disorders. We also have separate pages for many specific chromosome disorders.
Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society
This nicely arranged website provides general information about genetics and chromosomes as well as specific information about the five major syndromes of chromosome 18.
Chromosome 22 Central
This Canadian-based parent support group offers information, support and links relating to a wide variety of chromosome 22 disorders. Interactive features include message boards, chat room and mailing list.
DOC 16 (Disorders of Chromosome 16) Foundation
“The Foundation provides information, education, and support to families of children living with a chromosome 16 disorder and to expectant parents confronting a similar diagnosis. The Foundation also serves as a resource aiding family, friends, caregivers, and medical professionals in their supportive roles.” Its website provides an overview of chromosome 16 disorders, FAQs, personal stories, medical articles, and links.
SOFT (Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13 and Related Disorders)
“S.O.F.T. is a nonprofit volunteer organization offering support for parents who have had a child with a chromesome disorder, and education to familes and professionals interested in the care of these children.” Its website includes educational literature; resources and support groups; related contacts; and information about the organization.
Trisomy 9 International Parent Support
Links to personal web pages of trisomy 9 families and related sites.
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