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Adults with Down Syndrome to get Ark. clinic

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Adult Arkansans with Down Syndrome will have a place to get medical care and advice starting Tuesday.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced Monday that the UAMS Genetics Clinic would open Tuesday near the UAMS campus.

"Because of advancements in medicine, many patients have outlived and outgrown pediatric genetics services," the school said in a news release. "Until now, Arkansas didn't have a resource dedicated to specialty care for adult patients."

The release said the clinic would also offer access to medical geneticists and genetic testing for conditions other than those considered traditional genetic syndromes.

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