Babies' Genes May Hold Clues To Preterm Birth

February 2, 2015 10:52 PM

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Babies' Genes May Hold Clues To Preterm Birth

Much of the existing research on babies who are born preterm, or before 37 weeks of pregnancy, has focused on their mothers, investigating what causes some women to deliver early.

But that conversation could soon begin to shift, based on a preliminary new piece of research suggesting that a fetus' DNA -- not a mother's -- may contribute to at least some premature births.

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