NICHD Scientific Accomplishments

NICHD’s mission is to lead research and training to understand human development, improve reproductive health, enhance the lives of children and adolescents, and optimize abilities for all. NICHD has helped advance science and improve the health of individuals, families, and communities. This section highlights some of the institute's scientific accomplishments.

For additional information about NICHD's research accomplishments, visit the Newsroom.

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Contributions to Society

Highlights selected scientific findings made possible by NICHD

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Annual NICHD Research Advances

Summaries of progress in advancing science and improving health

Other Accomplishments

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