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A rare form of spina bifida/open neural tube defect (NTD) chacterized by absence of a cystic component dysplastic meninges and neural placode exposed through a defect in the posterior vertebral arches (spina bifida) that are contiguous with surrounding skin. The placode is at or below the skin plane and is typically associated with a Chiari II malformation. It is usually isolated or rarely associated with split cord malformation.

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Project CASK

VISION Project CASK believes in a world free of the life limitations and debilitating effects of CASK gene disorders. ​MISSION To accelerate breakthroughs in research to develop treatments and a cure for CASK gene disorders. ​VALUES Collaboration. Transparency. Urgency.

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