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One of the most common and most disabling birth defects, spina bifida strikes about one in 1,000 births in the United States -- nearly as many as Down’s Syndrome. The cause of this often devastating ...

dateApr 29, 2011 in Genetics
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Australian to lead thalidomide suit

An Australian woman born without arms and legs will lead a mass lawsuit against the German and British firms behind thalidomide, a sedative blamed for birth defects, lawyers said Saturday.

dateJun 25, 2011 in Medications
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