Spina bifida continues to be the most common permanently disabling birth defect and recent publications suggest spina bifida is estimated to occur in 1 in 2,858 pregnancies each year in the U.S. New methods for assessing a woman’s risk by examining the genetics in her folate pathway may allow doctors to intervene with a prescription regimen early enough to reduce the number of children born with spina bifida. Learn more about the scientific study.
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