Findings from a genome-wide association study suggest that fetal SNPs in SLIT2 and other genes may coincide with the risk of spontaneous preterm birth.
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.
NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.
According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.
A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.
In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.