Office of Birth Defects Research and Prevention
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The Office of Birth Defects Research and Prevention is offered by the Massachusetts Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention and the Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition.
Birth defects are common, costly, and critical. Nationally, 1 in 33 babies are born with a birth defect. Birth defects are a leading cause of childhood hospitalization, as well as infant and childhood mortality. Early identification of a child with a birth defect, along with early interventions, can improve a child’s quality of life and may save their life.