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A New Model for Studying in utero Disease Using Newborn Hair

Benjamin Yu of the University of California San Diego in the U.S. will isolate and sequence RNA found in the hair and nails of newborns to study whether specific RNA changes can be found in low-birthweight babies. This molecular tool could help uncover nutritional or environmental factors that cause newborn disease.

More information about Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children (Round 7)

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