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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Fetal Origins

From the Atlantic:

Researchers in the increasingly influential field known as fetal origins—the study of how fetal conditions affect long-term health—have to be pretty creative. Running controlled experiments on pregnant women is, after all, verboten. Still, scientists have made exciting finds in recent years by cleverly drawing on data from dramatic, naturally occurring “experiments.” By seeing what happens to fetuses when an entire population is exposed to, say, fasting, or mourning, or smog—conditions that would be deemed unethical if they were devised in a lab—we are gaining insights into how life before birth shapes life long afterward.

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Fetal origins researchers have their work cut out for them for sure. I would not want their job for anything!

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyer | Jul 21, 2013 2:31:31 PM

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