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Study on prenatal alcohol exposure
The beautiful vineyards in Cape Town, South Africa, are home to the region‘s wine country, as well as a drinking culture that is linked to the world‘s highest prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. (Photo/iStock)

Study probes effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on brain development

Researchers have long known that babies born to mothers who drank heavily while pregnant have impairments. Now, an innovative study will test their sensory processing — in a community where drinking while pregnant is socially acceptable.