• Depression, stress during pregnancy may impact fetal brain development

    11 days ago - By Healio

    Depression or maternal stress episodes during pregnancy were linked with placental gene modifications that can lead to potential fetal brain programming, according to a study published in Epigenomics.
    “The epigenetic changes we reported are located near genes with known relevance to brain development, providing a potential biological explanation for why children born to women depressed during pregnancy have a greater risk of psychiatric disorders,” Fasil Tekola-Ayele, PhD, an Earl Stadtman Investigator in the epidemiology branch of the division of intramural population health
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