Differences between the events preceding spina bifida and anencephaly.

@article{James1981DifferencesBT,
  title={Differences between the events preceding spina bifida and anencephaly.},
  author={William H. M. James},
  journal={Journal of medical genetics},
  year={1981},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={
          17-21
        }
}
It is usually held that there is a time continuum in the formation of monoxygotic (MZ) twins which is indexed by their placentation, running from dichorionic to monochorionic diamniotic to monochorionic monoamniotic and conjoined pairs. There is good evidence that this continuum is characterised by a continuum of predisposition to anencephaly, slightly raised in dichorionic pairs but very high in some sorts of conjoined pairs. Although MZ twins, especially monoamniotic and conjoined pairs, are… CONTINUE READING

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