Unlocking the mystery of French babies born with deformed arms

To be expected or cause for concern? A developmental biologist offers his thoughts on the matter

The French national birth-defect agency REMERA recently identified clusters of children born with malformed limbs in three rural regions in France. Each cluster has 3-8 children with malformations that include children with missing or deformed arms and hands.

Baby feet

The French public health department (Santé Publique France)