New step in molecular pathway found responsible for neural tube defects, a birth defect that is increased in diabetic pregnancies

6 noviembre 2014

A molecular pathway responsible for neural tube defects in diabetic pregnancies has been discovered by scientists. For 20 years, scientists have known of a gene involved in neural tube defects (such as spina bifida), but until now it was not known exactly what causes this gene to malfunction during diabetic pregnancies.