Pediatric Genomics: What Causes Birth Defects?

This information is useful for children

Genetic defects are a change in the sequence of your genome during embryonic development. Such mutations can lead to serious problems and make a baby very sick. Types of defects include cleft palate, cleft lip, limb abnormalities, and holes in the heart. 

In this video, Yale Medicine's Mustafa Khokha, MD, director of the Pediatric Genomics Discovery Program, discusses diagnosis and treatment of common birth defects, many of which can now be repaired surgically.