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Two waves of Pitx2 expression orchestrate gut rotation during development, study finds

Two waves of Pitx2 expression orchestrate gut rotation during development, study finds

New abortion laws jeopardize cancer treatment for pregnant patients

New abortion laws jeopardize cancer treatment for pregnant patients

Two novel tools may simplify, quicken and improve ear reconstruction surgery

Two novel tools may simplify, quicken and improve ear reconstruction surgery

Cancer risk higher among children born after frozen-thawed embryo transfer

Cancer risk higher among children born after frozen-thawed embryo transfer

Study: Number of babies born with cytomegalovirus decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic

Study: Number of babies born with cytomegalovirus decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid has potential to prevent neural tube defects

Mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid has potential to prevent neural tube defects

SARS-CoV-2 infection in mothers does not have a significant teratogenic effect

SARS-CoV-2 infection in mothers does not have a significant teratogenic effect

Researchers find mechanisms behind the development of congenital birth defect

Researchers find mechanisms behind the development of congenital birth defect

UC San Francisco neurologists focus on the hazards of abortion restrictions for women of reproductive age

UC San Francisco neurologists focus on the hazards of abortion restrictions for women of reproductive age

East African newborns nearly five times more likely to have neural tube defects

East African newborns nearly five times more likely to have neural tube defects

NUS researchers discover a new way to interpret unsolved Mendelian diseases

NUS researchers discover a new way to interpret unsolved Mendelian diseases

Researchers continue a national study to evaluate COVID-19 vaccination safety pre-and post-delivery

Researchers continue a national study to evaluate COVID-19 vaccination safety pre-and post-delivery

Study provides a crucial reference for fetal tissue generation in the lab

Study provides a crucial reference for fetal tissue generation in the lab

Taking valproic acid during pregnancy can cause birth defects, study shows

Taking valproic acid during pregnancy can cause birth defects, study shows

Study reveals the benefits of using thalidomide in patients with severe arteriovenous malformations

Study reveals the benefits of using thalidomide in patients with severe arteriovenous malformations

New study counters claims that COVID-19 vaccines reduce fertility and affect fetal growth

New study counters claims that COVID-19 vaccines reduce fertility and affect fetal growth

Clemson researchers discover a promising therapy for people suffering from toxoplasmosis

Clemson researchers discover a promising therapy for people suffering from toxoplasmosis

Zika virus can mutate to become more infective and dangerous, finds study

Zika virus can mutate to become more infective and dangerous, finds study

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy not associated with any observable birth defects on ultrasound

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy not associated with any observable birth defects on ultrasound

Paternal use of diabetes drug associated with genital birth defects in boys

Paternal use of diabetes drug associated with genital birth defects in boys