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3.3m children worldwide die of birth defects, study says

8m born annually with serious disorders

By Scott Allen
Globe Staff / January 31, 2006

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Nearly 8 million children worldwide are born with serious birth defects each year and 3.3 million die from them, according to the first-ever global estimate of the toll of genetic disorders ranging from heart deformities to spina bifida. Researchers from the March of Dimes said their report released yesterday was evidence of a ''serious, vastly underappreciated and under-funded public health ... (Full article: 568 words)

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