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NIH Funding for Down Syndrome Research Balloons

September 30, 2019

By: Shaun Heasley

Source: Disability Scoop

With millions of new dollars for research on Down syndrome, federal officials have effectively doubled their investment in understanding the chromosomal disorder in the last year alone.

The National Institutes of Health said it has committed to some $35 million in additional grants for the 2019 fiscal year, bringing the agency’s total spend on Down syndrome research to $77 million.

As of this time last year, NIH funding for Down syndrome stood at $36.8 million.

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