Women of China: China Launches Major Database to Analyze Birth Defect Risks

Women of China: China Launches Major Database to Analyze Birth Defect Risks . “Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital (BOGH) together with 33 other medical institutions from 17 provincial-level regions kicked off an initiative in recent days to build China’s first database of birth defect risks, and to map out strategies for monitoring and prevention. The initiative is designed to collect samples from 500,000 pregnant women across the nation, analyze risk factors for major birth defects, utilize big data technology to find out factors that may cause them, such as the environment, family background and chronic diseases, and establish a risk evaluation system.”