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Is Spina Bifida Hereditary?

Is Spina Bifida Hereditary?:

Spina bifida is a birth defect that affects the surface of the spine. It’s also known as an open back syndrome or a void-fixation defect. In babies with spina bifida, part of the spinal cord comes through one or more openings in the foramen magnum (the opening at the base of the skull). This helps keep the spinal cord from bending... Read full guide »