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Much NICHD research focuses on identifying the physiologic mechanisms that underlie growth and development, and the linkages among the developing brain, behavior, and genes to improve understanding of typical and atypical growth, behavior, and cognition across all phases of child development.
Looking to the Future
As we look to the future, we aim to capitalize on this knowledge to develop perspectives and tools that maximize physical, social, behavioral, and cognitive development, and that prevent and better treat a range of developmental disabilities.