Thank you to Tonia Masson and congratulations to her on her new position as Deputy Executive Director for the Society of Toxicology!
In December, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the discontinuation of the National Children’s Study (NCS), an ambitious, multi-decade study of environmental influences on children's health.
Birth defects are common, costly and critical. Every 4½ minutes, a baby is born with a major birth defect. Professionals, community groups, and the public can act to reduce the risk of certain birth defects, detect those that occur as soon as possible and prevent secondary complications.
This issue of BDRB features a review article by Spade et al. describing the use of xenografts to study toxicity of chemicals to human fetal tissues.
Dr. Fraser was a true pioneer in the field of medical genetics and his achievements are celebrated far and wide.