Researchers identified a handful of microbes associated with spontaneous preterm birth, and highlighted host immune protein levels with potential ties to the condition.
Researchers identified immune activity changes in first-trimester placenta and decidua samples profiled through single-cell RNA sequencing.
NX Prenatal and Indiana University School of Medicine are collaborating to develop exosome blood tests for preterm birth risk and preeclampsia.
Researchers profiled the composition and gene content of microbial communities in mouth, gut, and vaginal samples collected from 10 pregnant women.
Researchers sequenced mothers who experienced preterm birth and found a possible role for steroid signaling in birth timing.
Researchers from Stanford University reported in a pilot study that seven RNA transcripts could predict preterm birth.
They acknowledge that while the technical hurdles of proteomic test development have become manageable, commercialization is still a major challenge.
Researchers used a machine learning approach to link variants in the PPARG gene to abnormal brain development seen among preterm infants.
The researchers said that better diagnostics are needed to distinguish between false preterm labor and true preterm labor to prevent unnecessary treatment.
In a wide-ranging discussion, the two leaders touched upon vaccine development, infant mortality, US education, research funding, machine learning, and precision medicine.
Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.
Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.
In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.