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Fever in Early Pregnancy Linked to Birth Defects

News   Oct 13, 2017 | Original Story by Brett Israel for UC Berkeley

 
In Utero Fever Conditions Recreated in Animal Model to Explore Effects on Development

In the study, chick embryos were stained blue and red to identify craniofacial features. High temperatures caused severe craniofacial defects in chicks, dramatically shortening the upper beak compared to normal controls. This photo was featured on the cover of Science Signaling. Credit: Hustson et al. UC Berkeley

 
 
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