Number of Neural Tube Defects Increases in SC

Birth Defects Prevention Month reminder for women to take folic acid

January 22, 2016 - The South Carolina Birth Defects Prevention Program, based at the Greenwood Genetic Center, reports that the number of infants born with severe birth defects of the brain and spine increased in the state last year. The risk of these malformations, termed neural tube defects or NTDs, can be reduced by taking folic acid prior to and during early pregnancy.


Join Us for Race the Helix-Upstate on April 16, 2016

Race logo green webThe second annual Race the Helix-Upstate will be held at Lake Conestee Nature Park in Greenville, SC on Saturday, April 16, 2016. This 5K race and 1 mile run/walk is hosted by families who have been served by GGC to raise awareness for families impacted by genetic disorders as well as to support the services, research and educational initiatives of the Greenwood Genetic Center.

All proceeds benefit the GGC Foundation.

To learn more, visit the Race the Helix-Upstate

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2016 NTD Newsletter

The 2016 NTD Newsletter is a publication from the SC Birth Defects Prevention Program.

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GGC Recognizes Retiring Board Members

December 30, 2015 – The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Board of Directors and the GGC Foundation Board of Trustees recently recognized Marshall I. Pickens of Anderson for his service as he retires from both boards.

Jane Charles, MD is also stepping down from the GGC Board of Directors after working with the Center since 2007.


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