According to new research, scientists have been able to alleviate cognitive problems in mice that were genetically engineered to exhibit symptoms similar to Down syndrome. Scientists administered a drug that boosts a chemical messenger in the brain. But a new survey shows that nearly 60% of parents say they might choose not to treat their children who have Down syndrome even if there was a cure for the disorder, a Canadian survey showed.
Link to LA Times blog Booster Shots article "Is a wonder pill necessarily wonderful for people with down syndrome?": http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2009/11/down-syndrome-treatment.html
Link to MIT Technology Review article "Potential Treatment for Down Syndrome": http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/23979/?a=f