🟢 "Embrace Difference, Celebrate Strengths!" Did you know that having more than one genetic code is relatively common? Few people better are qualified than Jessica Langenhoff, a Biomedical Information Specialist from the Netherlands, to help us understand why this matters.
Listen to Jessica tell the story how she found out that she has not one or two but three different sets of DNA, what growing up with chromodiversity what like for her, how she learned to embrace her differences - and key takeaways for parents, educators and clinicians gained from her unique, combined perspective of biomedical science and lived experience.
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Unlike many others, our charity has no pharmaceutical industry or other for profit backers. Just the determination and passion to deliver clear, evidence-based information that is always free from commercial influence. Information like this is vital to change lives - and for demanding better for families, children and adults living with chromosomal differences at a time of exploding diagnoses.
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