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Principles of Inheritance and Variation

Broad palm with single palmcrease is visible in a person suffering from

Principles of Inheritance and Variation

Down’s syndrome

Down’s Syndrome : The cause of this genetic disorder is the presence of an additional copy of the chromosome number 21 (trisomy of 21).
This disorder was first described by Langdon Down (1866). The affected individual is short statured with small round head, furrowed tongue and partially open mouth.
Palm is broad with characteristic palm crease. Physical, psychomotor and mental development is retarded.

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