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Researchers find potential cure for a previously unknown childhood genetic condition

Researchers find potential cure for a previously unknown childhood genetic condition

Child deaths from surgical conditions found to be too high in Sub-Saharan Africa

Child deaths from surgical conditions found to be too high in Sub-Saharan Africa

Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of birth defects and neurological disorders

Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of birth defects and neurological disorders

Researchers identify mechanism behind structural birth defects in fetuses of mothers with diabetes

Researchers identify mechanism behind structural birth defects in fetuses of mothers with diabetes

Scientists create a novel cell model for understanding human development

Scientists create a novel cell model for understanding human development

Penn study shows how certain proteins have evolved to suppress cheating chromosomes

Penn study shows how certain proteins have evolved to suppress cheating chromosomes

Drinking, smoking throughout the first trimester of pregnancy associated with higher stillbirth risk

Drinking, smoking throughout the first trimester of pregnancy associated with higher stillbirth risk

Researchers identify human sperm mutations that can cause disease in children

Researchers identify human sperm mutations that can cause disease in children

Study finds link between residential proximity to oil and gas drilling and lower birthweights in infants

Study finds link between residential proximity to oil and gas drilling and lower birthweights in infants

Survival for babies born with congenital anomalies depends on place of birth

Survival for babies born with congenital anomalies depends on place of birth

Study offers clues for earlier diagnosis of folate deficiency

Study offers clues for earlier diagnosis of folate deficiency

Discovery opens door to new diagnostics and therapeutic strategies for male infertility

Discovery opens door to new diagnostics and therapeutic strategies for male infertility

New human organoid mimics the earliest developmental steps of the nervous system in embryos

New human organoid mimics the earliest developmental steps of the nervous system in embryos

Can acetaminophen use during pregnancy increase the risk of ADHD and autism symptoms in children?

Can acetaminophen use during pregnancy increase the risk of ADHD and autism symptoms in children?

Researchers identify new way to improve the diagnosis of fetal heart defects

Researchers identify new way to improve the diagnosis of fetal heart defects

Are COVID-19 medications safe in pregnancy?

Are COVID-19 medications safe in pregnancy?

New focus on adverse impact of male factors in assisted reproductive treatments

New focus on adverse impact of male factors in assisted reproductive treatments

WVU study examines the effects of vaping during pregnancy

WVU study examines the effects of vaping during pregnancy

UCL researchers highlight systemic inequalities in indoor air pollution exposure

UCL researchers highlight systemic inequalities in indoor air pollution exposure

3D-printed fetus models allow surgeons to identify potential obstacles, reduce risks of surgery

3D-printed fetus models allow surgeons to identify potential obstacles, reduce risks of surgery