Department of Human Genetics

Emory Down Syndrome Project

The Emory Down Syndrome Project,  the Study of Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Defects and the Down syndrome Cognition Project represent overlapping studies conducted by a team of scientists and physicians who have been involved in Down syndrome research for more than a decade. Together these are now combined under the logo of DS360.


Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Defects

The goal of this study is to identify genetic and environmental factors that influence the susceptibility for congenital heart defects in people with Down syndrome

Down Syndrome Data and Biological Sample Repository

The largest resource of clinical and epidemiological data and biological samples collected from infants and children with Down syndrome.

Genetic influences on learning and behavior in individuals with Down syndrome (Cognition Project)

This large scale, nationwide multi-site project will have the power to identify factors, both genetic and environmental, that lead to the variation in cognitive functioning seen in individuals with Down syndrome. If we can understand the systems involved in cognition and the factors that play a critical role, we will have a higher chance of developing evidence-based intervention programs.

Support Our Program

According to your interests, you are welcome to specify that your gift supports the goals of a particular branch of the Down Syndrome Center:

The Down syndrome Center as part of the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University is a 501(c)(3) charity. Your gift is tax-deductible and you may take a charitable deduction as provided by law. Donations may be made by cash, check, or credit card as follows:

  • Cash and checks: Make all checks payable to Emory University, Department of Human Genetics.
  • Credit card donation: Please provide in print: Your name, address, phone, credit card type with number and Expiration date. Your signature is needed as well.

Memo: When making a donation by cash, check, or credit card, please make a note that your gift is to go to the Down Syndrome Center. Specify a branch of the Center, if desired.

For more information on charitable giving and how you can make a difference, please
call the Clinical Programs Office of Development 404-778-5175.