The December 2014 issue of Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology is available and you may access the table of contents online.
The US Department of Health and Human Services National Toxicology Program (NTP) announces an Expert Panel Meeting on Identifying Research Needs for Assessing Safe Use of High Intakes of Folic Acid.
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.