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.
A new genome-wide association study involving data from thousands of 23andMe customers implicated six loci in gestational duration or preterm birth risk.
Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.
A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.
At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.
In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.