Recent winner of the ‘Best Research in Prematurity’ award, Dr. Joseph Biggio of the University of Alabama shares his research into DNA strains causing some infants to be born prematurely. Biggio discovered that a baby could be anywhere between 2 to 11 times more likely to be born early if four particular genes are missing.

You can read the three page article on his theories here and learn more about the screening methods being developed to detect  the risk of early labour.