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What research is being done on spina bifida?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Currently, a great deal of research is being conducted to learn more about spina bifida, what causes it, and how it can be treated. Major areas of study are the following:

Genetic causes: Currently, researchers are seeking to determine what genetic factors contribute to spina bifida.Features of neural tube disorders: Researchers are now studying neural tube disorders in order to learn more about the defects.Prenatal surgery: To further investigate the benefits of prenatal surgery and its safety, researchers are conducting a large study.

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