Nerve impulses start to appear in fetal brain cells around the 24-week mark, according to a new Chinese study. Photo: Shutterstock Nerve impulses start to appear in fetal brain cells around the 24-week mark, according to a new Chinese study. Photo: Shutterstock
Nerve impulses start to appear in fetal brain cells around the 24-week mark, according to a new Chinese study. Photo: Shutterstock

The moment when the fetus sends its first nerve signals

  • Chinese researchers say nerve impulses begin around the 24th week in utero as some genes are switched on
  • Study could point a way to treat some brain diseases and fills in details about fetal development, scientists say

Topic |   China science
Nerve impulses start to appear in fetal brain cells around the 24-week mark, according to a new Chinese study. Photo: Shutterstock Nerve impulses start to appear in fetal brain cells around the 24-week mark, according to a new Chinese study. Photo: Shutterstock
Nerve impulses start to appear in fetal brain cells around the 24-week mark, according to a new Chinese study. Photo: Shutterstock
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