On January 11, 2018, NIH put out a news release titled "Iodine deficiency may reduce pregnancy chances, NIH study suggests." The release features the work of Teratology Society Science Committee member Dr. James L. Mills.
The Scientific Liaison Coalition (SLC) recently completed a webinar series on Predicting Adverse Effects Before They Occur: Teratogens as an Example. The webinars in this series feature two Teratology Society Past Presidents, Dr. Jan Friedman and Dr. Anthony Scialli and recordings are now available.
The new Birth Defects Branch, NCBDDD, CDC research Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) #RFA-DD18-001: Birth Defects Study To Evaluate Pregnancy exposureS (BD-STEPS) II was published/announced on 12/21/2017.