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Folic Acid-Fortified Foods During Pregnancy May Support Child’s Brain Development After Birth

In response to a 1996 government mandate, food producers in the U.S. began fortifying their grain-based products with folic acid to reduce serious birth defects affecting the brain, spinal cord, and spine.

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Schizophrenia-Linked Genes Leave Developing Brains Vulnerable During Complicated Pregnancies

Genetics play an important role in shaping an individual’s risk of schizophrenia, but environmental factors—especially those encountered before birth—may be just as important.

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