Sunday, September 23, 2007

Pregnancy and Alcohol Can Mix Says UW Primate Research

Madison, Wisc…. New research from long-time monkey researcher Mary Schneider of the University of Wisconsin, Madison has reported that the impact of chronic alcohol consumption by a pregnant mother may depend on the genetics of the fetus. This could be good news for liquor sales and bars if genetic screening could tell a woman whether her fetus is at increased risk of fetal alcohol syndrome.

Read all about it:

Study reveals possible genetic risk for fetal alcohol disorders
Sept. 21, 2007

by Madeline Fisher

New research in primates suggests that infants and children who carry a certain gene variant may be more vulnerable to the ill effects of fetal alcohol exposure.

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