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Snapshots in NICHD Science 1962-2012: Child Development

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Child Development


Much NICHD research focuses on identifying the physiologic mechanisms that underlie growth and development, and the linkages among the developing brain, behavior, and genes to improve understanding of typical and atypical growth, behavior, and cognition across all phases of child development.

Looking to the Future


As we look to the future, we seek to better understand the basic mechanisms of pregnancy, fetal development, and birth outcomes, with the ultimate goal of decreasing the life-long impact of pregnancy on women, enhancing the prospects of a healthy pregnancy for women with disabilities, improving birth outcomes, and reducing health disparities for both mothers and infants.

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