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Interferon regulatory factor 6 mutations implicated in neural tube defects, including spina bifida
Youssef A. Kousa, MS, D.O., Ph.D., a clinical fellow in the Division of Child Neurology at Children's National, explains how mutations in interferon regulatory factor 6 (IRF6) that cause cleft lip and palate also are implicated in neural tube defects such as spina bifida.
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