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Genetics Journal Club: 2017-18

A journal club for GWUMC faculty, fellows, residents and students interested in genetics.

Genetics News

Is there a genetic cause for preterm births? 

While evidence has suggested that this is true, the first study identifying specific genetic factors that exist in women with preterm deliveries was just published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  This study used data from nearly 50,000 women and identified specific genetic variations which can predict length of gestation and risk of preterm birth:

 

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Welcome

This virtual journal club is intended to provide a way for health care practitioners to see new literature in genetics and to learn about developments in the field.

Articles on topics in medical genetics will be posted monthly, or more often if a particularly timely article is published.  To participate, read the article and then add your comments to participate in the online discussion.

The current article will be posted to the right.  Please scroll down to view previous articles and discussions.

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