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Fetal sex: an important determinant of the placental transcriptome [ 2014 - 2016 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1059120]

Researchers: Prof Claire Roberts (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Stephen Bent Dr Tina Bianco-Miotto Prof Vicki Clifton A/Pr Cheryl Shoubridge

Brief description There are fetal sex differences in pregnancy outcomes that place boys at greater risk than girls. These are likely caused by genetic differences in the placenta. We will use 21st century gene sequencing technology to obtain the complete sequence of placental genes in early pregnancy and normal term placenta to determine what the genetic differences are between male and female placentas. This may be important in developing future sex specific therapeutics for babies in the neonatal nursery.

Funding Amount $AUD 553,574.77

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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