The companies plan to explore opportunities to use Thermo Fisher's LC-MS instrumentation to develop tools to determine the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes.
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.
In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.
The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.
People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.
MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.