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About Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome (Crnic)

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The Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome was founded in 2008. It is the first global institute to encompass basic research, clinical research and clinical care specifically for people with Down syndrome. The mission of the institute is to eradicate the medical and cognitive ill effects associated with Down syndrome. Significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome is a major focus. The institute partners are the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Colorado Boulder and Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Institute Affiliate Partners


  • Headquartered at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus including 10,000 square feet of research space
  • Basic research laboratories at the University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Clinical care facilities for the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado representing several thousand square feet when at full capacity