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The Jérôme Lejeune Foundation is the world’s largest funder of research, committing approximately $5 million annually to support clinical trials, research conducted at its own labs in Paris, and its call for grants to researchers working world-wide to improve the lives of those living with genetic intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1996 by the Lejeune family to carry on the work of Professor Jérôme Lejeune, the “Father of Modern Genetics”, the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation is committed to research, care, and advocacy for those with Down syndrome and other genetic intellectual disabilities.

News from The Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA:

Last Week Marked the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Jerome Lejeune, The Father Of Modern Genetics

PHILADELPHIA, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On April 5, 2014, the 20th anniversary of the death of Dr. Jerome Lejeune was marked with great celebration in Paris. Dr. Jerome Lejeune died there on April 3, 1994. To his family and "little ones" – as he always called his patients affected…

The Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA Awards Grants to Four US Researchers to Investigate Cognition in People Living with Down Syndrome

$1.83 million in total grants given by Jerome Lejeune Foundation during 2013 PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Scientific Advisory Board of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA has recommended 4 U.S. researchers to receive grants from the Foundation for its second funding cycle of…