Yes, in true news of the world, scientists have figured out how to suppress the extra chromosome… but I don’t really care.
Want to read about it? Here’s a link with all the deets.
But I just myself pretty unexcited by it all.
I wonder more at my lack of excitement, frankly, than I do about the miraculous whatever-whatever changes that might come from this thing that’s supposed to be such a big deal.
Liiiiiiike, I wonder: do I not care because I love Moxie so fiercely, I adore her so thoroughly that I wouldn’t want to take the extra chromosome away if I could?
Or is it that I am really interested in the extra chromosome in and of itself: what does it do exactly? It’s a pretty interesting chromosome. Shouldn’t we find out more about it before we just go trying to shutting it off?
Or is it because I’m jaded and I don’t think they are actually going to get much done past that in my own lifetime?
Maybe it’s a combination of it all.
But I know this: I find watching Micah teaching Moxie how to feed the ducks a lot more interesting!
Meriah Nichols is a counselor. Solo mom to 3 (one with Down syndrome, one on the spectrum). Deaf, and neurodiverse herself, she’s a gardening nerd who loves cats, Star Trek, and takes her coffee hot and black.