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Does anyone know if anencephaly is a genetic disease?
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Dr. Danae Steele
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Not genetic
We don't know why anencephaly happens, but it is not genetic.
It may be in part due to a mother not having enough Folic Acid in her diet.

In brief: Not genetic
We don't know why anencephaly happens, but it is not genetic.
It may be in part due to a mother not having enough Folic Acid in her diet.
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