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Measuring head circumference (also known as occipito-frontal circumference) is a significant part of the proper evaluation of a child’s growth and development, as it represents a direct indication of head growth. Therefore deviations from normal head growth may reveal certain congenital or acquired problem.
Risk for childhood cancer moderately increased among adolescents with major birth defects

Risk for childhood cancer moderately increased among adolescents with major birth defects

TUBB5 gene responsible for microcephaly: IMP study

TUBB5 gene responsible for microcephaly: IMP study

Researchers solve mystery of radial glial cells

Researchers solve mystery of radial glial cells

Study reveals why human brain is large and more complex than that of other animals

Study reveals why human brain is large and more complex than that of other animals

Orc1 mutations may explain pathology in manifestations of Meier-Gorlin syndrome

Orc1 mutations may explain pathology in manifestations of Meier-Gorlin syndrome

Researchers discover new gene linked to MLCRD

Researchers discover new gene linked to MLCRD

Study examines quantity, frequency and timing of alcohol consumption during pregnancy

Study examines quantity, frequency and timing of alcohol consumption during pregnancy

ASHG to honor U of U geneticist with William Allan Award

ASHG to honor U of U geneticist with William Allan Award

NIH awards $13M grant to BMC for brain abnormality study in former ELGANS

NIH awards $13M grant to BMC for brain abnormality study in former ELGANS

Scientists discover genetic cause of extreme thinness

Scientists discover genetic cause of extreme thinness

Study unveils surprising mechanism that controls brain formation

Study unveils surprising mechanism that controls brain formation

New diagnostic tool proves cost-effective in identifying rare genetic disorders

New diagnostic tool proves cost-effective in identifying rare genetic disorders

UCSF scientists discover new stem cell in developing human brain

UCSF scientists discover new stem cell in developing human brain

New analysis reveals high rates of CNS disorders in autistic children

New analysis reveals high rates of CNS disorders in autistic children

Common variations in genes associated with microcephaly may explain differences in brain size

Common variations in genes associated with microcephaly may explain differences in brain size

Call for every health insurance plan to cover Phenylketonuria

Call for every health insurance plan to cover Phenylketonuria

$1.2 million grant to study centrosomes and cilia and their connections to human disease

$1.2 million grant to study centrosomes and cilia and their connections to human disease

Children with microcephaly should be screened for neurologic and cognitive problems, says guideline

Children with microcephaly should be screened for neurologic and cognitive problems, says guideline

Study shows how defective DNA repair triggers 2 neurological diseases

Study shows how defective DNA repair triggers 2 neurological diseases

Discovery of MEDNIK syndrome

Discovery of MEDNIK syndrome