Teratology: from science to birth defects prevention.

  title={Teratology: from science to birth defects prevention.},
  author={Sonja A Rasmussen and J. D. Erickson and Susan E. Reef and Danielle S. Ross},
  journal={Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology},
  volume={85 1},
One of the goals of birth defects research is to better understand risk or preventive factors for birth defects so that strategies for prevention can be developed. In this article, we have selected four areas of birth defects research that have led to the development of prevention strategies. These areas include rubella virus as a cause of congenital rubella syndrome, folic acid as a preventive factor for neural tube defects, cytomegalovirus infection as a cause of birth defects and… CONTINUE READING

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