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Mitochondrial Disease

Mitochondrial myopathies are a group of neuromuscular diseases caused by damage to the mitochondria small, energy-producing structures that serve as the cells' "power plants." More>>>
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

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Spina Bifida

Spina bifida is the most common disabling birth defect in the United States. It is a type of neural tube defect, which is a problem with the spinal cord or its coverings. It happens if the fetal spinal column doesn't close completely during the first month of pregnancy. More>>>
Source: MedlinePlus

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