This population-based cohort study examines the morbidity and mortality of Norwegian adults born with an oral cleft.
This consensus statement discusses measures to reduce the mortality and severe disability associated with potentially avoidable congenital disorders and their consequences for the children affected.
This Viewpoint describes the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, prevention, and diagnosis of Zika virus.
This Viewpoint analyzes the current state of preconceptional folic acid use and proposes a strategy to increase the potential of folic acid supplementation in neural tube defect prevention.
This prospective cohort study finds that few individual antiretrovirals and no drug classes were associated with an increased risk of congenital anomalies in HIV-exposed infants after adjustment for calendar year and maternal characteristics.
Peterson et al estimate the proportion of US infants with late detection of critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) based on existing clinical practice and investigate factors associated with late detection. See the Editorial by Taylor and Phillipi.
Hobbs and coauthors report on the current state of the genetic epidemiology of birth defects and comment on future challenges and opportunities. They consider issues of study design and discuss common variant approaches, including candidate gene studies and genome-wide association studies. They also discuss the complexities embedded in exploring interactions between genes and the environment.