• Anencephaly

    Anencephaly

    Anencephaly is a severe congenital defect in which the fetus has no brain.

     
  • Neural tube defects

    Neural tube defects

    Neural tube defects (NTDs) are a group of conditions in which an opening in the spinal cord or brain remains from early in human development. In the 3rd week of pregnancy called gastrulation, specialized cells on the dorsal side of the embryo begin to change shape and form the neural tube. When the neural tube does not close completely, an NTD develops.