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Roberto RomeroChief, Perinatology Research BranchProgram Director of Obstetrics and PerinatologyIntramural Division, NICHD, NIH, DHHS
"Identification of Fetal and Maternal Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Candidate Genes That Predispose to Spontaneous Preterm labor with Intact Membranes"
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Dr. Romero on camera
Dr. Romero: We studied patients from Chile, approximately 220 mothers and babies with premature labor and approximately 600 mothers and babies who had a normal pregnancy.