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Neural-tube defects (NTDs) are considered to be the most common congenital malformations. As Shanxi Province, a poor region in the North of China, has one of the highest reported prevalence rates of NTDs in the world, folate fortification of rice is an excellent alternative to low intake of folate acid pills in this region. This paper investigates the(More)
volume 28 number 6 June 2010 nature biotechnology adverse health outcomes, such as NTDs. In the following analysis, we present the first attempt to evaluate the health impact of folate-biofortified rice. Analogous to previous impact studies of other biofortified staple crops5, we apply the disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) approach6 to evaluate the(More)
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