GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers will host the 2018 Chicagoland 5K run, 1-mile walk, and Dash for Down syndrome at on Sunday, June 10, 2018. For the third year, the annual family-friendly event will be held at MB Financial Park in Rosemont, IL. Guests will enjoy dance music by GiGi’s resident DJ Dave. While the course is officially certified for experienced runners, this family-friendly event is also a “fun run and walk” where people of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. Youth activities will include face painting, carnival style games, bubbles bounce house, and more.
Somatic mutations cannot be passed down from parent to offspring, but these mutations can propagate in cell lines within an organism. Radiation damage can also cause chromosome and chromatid aberrations, and their effect depends on what stage of the mitotic cycle the cell is currently in when the irradiation occurs. If the cell is in interphase, while it is still a single strand of chromatin, the damage will be replicated during the S1 phase of cell cycle , and there will be a break on both chromosome arms. Then the damage will be apparent in both daughter cells. If the irradiation occurs after replication, only one arm will bear the damage. This damage will only be apparent in one daughter cell. A damaged chromosome may cyclize, binding to another chromosome, or to itself.