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Alcohol is a known teratogen, a substance capable of changing the neurodevelopmental outcomes of a fetus. We demonstrate an interaction between the rate, timing, and quantity of maternal alcohol consumption on the behavior of offspring in mice. Specifically, we found a correlation between these maternal drinking patterns and sex-specific changes in motor function and body weight gain. This study provides a precise tracking and analysis method for rodent maternal drinking characteristics and fetal neurodevelopmental outcomes.



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