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Child brains respond to climate change

Maternal exposure to ambient heat during pregnancy has been shown to increase the risk for several adverse birth outcomes. Now research reveals that variations of ambient temperature during pregnancy and childhood could have a long-term impact on a child’s brain development.

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Lepeule, J. Child brains respond to climate change. Nat. Clim. Chang. 14, 679–680 (2024).

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