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Participants Needed for Anthropology Study of Faces

The Department of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University is conducting collaborative research with Johns Hopkins University and Emory University to explore the relationship between facial form and traits frequently associated with Down syndrome.

We are recruiting individuals from 4-55 years of age from the following categories:

  • Individuals who have Down syndrome
  • Siblings of individuals who have Down syndrome
  • Sibling pairs without a family history of Down syndrome (for this category both siblings must be available)

For more information about this study, please see the Anthropology Study of Faces flyer or contact John Starbuck at or 814-865-2066.