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Edwards syndrome

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noun Ed·wards syndrome \ˈed-wərdz-\

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Edwards

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John Hilton

(1928–2007), British geneticist. Edwards served as professor of human genetics at Birmingham University from 1969 to 1979 and at Oxford University from 1979 to 1995. He was the author of Human Genetics (1978) as well as numerous papers on a variety of topics in the field. His discovery of trisomy 18 in 1960 led to the association of his name with the syndrome.


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