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Alcohol Drinking During Pregnancy May Have Transgenerational Effects

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy will not only a mother’s unborn child, but may also impact brain development and lead to adverse outcomes in her future grand- and even great-grandchildren, reports a new study from the University of California, Riverside. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued numerous statements about the dangers of […]

Treacher Collins Syndrome: Three Genetic Mutations Identified As Cause

Scientists have reported a detailed description of how function-impairing mutations in polr1c and polr1d genes cause Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS). TCS is a rare congenital craniofacial development disorder that affects an estimated one in 50,000 live births. These findings reveal that a unifying cellular and biochemical mechanism underlies the etiology and pathogenesis of Treacher Collins […]