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The scientific world has been looking for the causes of preterm birth for decades. Yet it has remained one of the great mysteries of human biology. We know that preterm birth is a combination of both genetic and environmental factors, › Continue Reading

A nationwide autism research study called SPARK hopes to create the largest autism database. Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s are trying to get 3,000 local children with autism to sign up for the study by submitting a saliva DNA sample. Researchers › Continue Reading

Dr. Rob Hopkin, a geneticist at Cincinnati Children’s, talked with Fox 19 WXIX about the rarity of a set of identical triplet boys, especially in regard to their good health. The rarity of identical triplets ranges from one in 60,000 to › Continue Reading