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Birth Defects: Genetics
Understanding genetic factors and genetic disorders is important in learning more about preventing birth defects, developmental disabilities, and other unique conditions in children.

CDC is involved with several pediatric genetics activities:

  • Studying genetic factors related to birth defects
  • Providing data for policy development on screening for genetic disorders
  • Analyzing trends in complications from birth defects and pediatric genetic disorders and the impact of genetic testing, medical intervention, and health care delivery

Pediatric Genetics FAQs

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Key Findings for Pediatric Genetics

NCBDDD Pediatric Genetics Training

      What types of pediatric genetics trainees does NCBDDD have?


Date: June 17, 2005
Content source: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities


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