Epigenetics: linking social and environmental exposures to preterm birth

Abstract

Preterm birth remains a leading cause of infant mortality and morbidity. Despite decades of research, marked racial and socioeconomic disparities in preterm birth persist. In the Unites States, more than 16% of African-American infants are born before 37 wk of gestation compared with less than 11% of white infants. While income and education differences… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/pr.2015.191

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