The genetics of preterm birth: using what we know to design better association studies.

  title={The genetics of preterm birth: using what we know to design better association studies.},
  author={Clarice R. Weinberg and Min Shi},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={170 11},
Women delivering preterm are at greatly increased risk of another preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies, reflecting effects of the environment, genetics, or both. Recent literature tells an increasingly coherent story about genetic susceptibility. Women who change partners after delivering preterm retain their elevated risk, whereas fathers who change partners do not. Women who themselves were preterm are at increased risk, an association not seen in fathers. Women with a half-sister who… CONTINUE READING


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