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Genetics of Birth Defects

Deepika Deka, Madhulika Kabra, Neerja Gupta

Keywords : Congenital malformations,Birth defect,Genetics

Citation Information : Deka D, Kabra M, Gupta N. Genetics of Birth Defects. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2010; 4 (4):327-331.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1152

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Congenital anomalies constitute a significant proportion of infant morbidity and mortality. In about 50 to 70%, the cause of the birth defect remains unknown. However, with continued advancements in technology and research, as the genes involved in various processes instrumental in programming early embryonic development are identified, the molecular basis of an increasing number of birth defect syndromes is being defined.


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