Mutations in One Gene Linked to Two Separate Birth Defects
Mutations in One Gene Linked to Two Separate Birth Defects
The same network of transcription factors may be responsible for both cleft palate and neural tube defects, according to a new study connecting mouse and human data.
Mutations in One Gene Linked to Two Separate Birth Defects
Mutations in One Gene Linked to Two Separate Birth Defects

The same network of transcription factors may be responsible for both cleft palate and neural tube defects, according to a new study connecting mouse and human data.

The same network of transcription factors may be responsible for both cleft palate and neural tube defects, according to a new study connecting mouse and human data.

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Image of the Day: See Through
Image of the Day: See Through
Catherine Offord | Nov 6, 2018
A zebrafish model of the birth defect craniosynostosis provides insights into how the condition develops.
Zika’s Effects on Babies Can Show Up Later
Zika’s Effects on Babies Can Show Up Later
Kerry Grens | Aug 7, 2018
The CDC finds one in seven children exposed to the virus in utero experiences health problems by age one.
Birth Defects Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Cancer
Birth Defects Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Cancer
Jim Daley | Apr 15, 2018
Certain non-chromosomal defects are strongly associated with specific childhood cancers.
Viruses Related to Zika May Also Harm Fetuses
Viruses Related to Zika May Also Harm Fetuses
Ruth Williams | Jan 31, 2018
Studies in mice suggest that other flaviviruses, such as West Nile virus and Powassan virus, may cause birth defects, too. 
Parts of U.S. Saw an Increase in Zika-Linked Birth Defects in 2016
Parts of U.S. Saw an Increase in Zika-Linked Birth Defects in 2016
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 26, 2018
The rise occurred in areas with confirmed local transmission, according to a new CDC report. 
Maternal Response to Zika Damages Mouse Fetuses
Maternal Response to Zika Damages Mouse Fetuses
Catherine Offord | Jan 5, 2018
Signaling pathways triggered by the mother’s immune system may cause complications during fetal development.
Zika Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Clinical Trial
Zika Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Clinical Trial
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 5, 2017
In humans, the DNA vaccine elicited the production of antibodies, which then protected mice from Zika infection.
CDC Recommends Brain Imaging for Zika-Affected Babies
CDC Recommends Brain Imaging for Zika-Affected Babies
Tracy Vence | Apr 6, 2017
Infants born to mothers who were infected with the virus during pregnancy—including babies who do not show signs of microcephaly—may experience other birth defects.
Zika’s Persistence in Infants
Zika’s Persistence in Infants
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 15, 2016
Microcephaly is but one of the birth defects associated with infection in babies, a study suggests. The virus persists and replicates in the infant brain, according to another study.