What is the Yale Pink and Blue DNA Study?
We observed that nearly 1 in every 10 women in the Pink & Blue Study delivered their babies preterm (before the 37th week of pregnancy). We received additional funding to explore some possible reasons why women deliver preterm.
This study examined any genes (the instructions that make up your body) or specific pieces of DNA in a mother and in her child that may cause preterm delivery and to see if this gene is influenced by someone’s life experiences. By comparing differences between a mother and child’s DNA with information about lifetime events and birth history, we may be able to identify genes that influence a woman’s risk for preterm delivery.
Recruitment for this study has ended, and data is currently being analyzed. Study updates will be posted as they become available.