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Apr 15, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Single-cell embryos can be chimeras
In a new study, researchers found errors in the earliest stages of embryo development can lead to entire sets of maternal and paternal chromosomes being distributed unevenly, making chimeras.

Apr 14, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Trophoblast cells unlikely entry point for Zika
One theory — that Zika virus enters the developing fetus by passing through the trophoblasts, a layer of placental cells that surround and nurture the fetus — is disproved. But configuring a new mouse model for the disease reveals that type-I interferon resists Zika.

Apr 13, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Gene found in cleft palate defect
Experts feel this discovery will help development of medical approaches to prevent the condition.

Apr 12, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

An overfed fetus can become an overweight teen
High levels of certain blood markers in your baby's umbilical cord indicate if your baby has more fat than normal — and suggest, if so, that your baby will continue gaining more fat into late childhood and adolescence.

Apr 11, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Three generations affected by one DDT exposure
DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) a weed killer long recognized as a health threat to the human endocrine system — banned in 1972 — is still carried in third and sometimes fourth generation exposed descendants.

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