Craniofacial malformation in Xenopus laevis tadpoles caused by the exposure of early embryos to ethanol.

The principal features of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) include microcephaly, reduced body size, and characteristic facial malformation, most of which are associated with hypoplasticity of structures around the mouth. A recent study using pregnant mice suggested that the malformations in FAS are caused by the effects of ethanol on early embryos during… CONTINUE READING