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Race for healthy hearts

Transplantation experiments in mice reveal that the increased risk of congenital heart disease in the pups of older mothers is not conferred by ageing eggs, but by the mothers' age, and can be mitigated by exercise. See Letter p.230

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Figure 1: The maternal influence.

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Hitz, MP., Andelfinger, G. Race for healthy hearts. Nature 520, 160–161 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14379

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