Drinking During Pregnancy (image) Rutgers University Share Print E-Mail Caption Researchers looked for alcohol-induced DNA changes in pregnant women and their children. They found changes to two genes -- POMC, which regulates the stress-response system, and PER2, which influences the body's biological clock -- in women who drank moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy and in children who had been exposed to those levels of alcohol in the womb. Credit Syani Mukherjee/Rutgers University-New Brunswick Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.