Funding for this research was provided by:
Burroughs Wellcome Fund (#1015040)
National Institutes of Health (R01 HD073555)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (HSN275201300006C)
Received: 5 June 2018
Accepted: 25 September 2018
First Online: 5 October 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Subjects were self-reported African-American women and their neonates receiving obstetrical care at MCV Hospitals, Richmond, VA (all samples in the WES) and Hutzel Hospital in Detroit, MI. The study was approved by the Institutional Review Boards of MCV Hospitals, Richmond, VA (IRB Number: HM15009); Wayne State University (IRB Numbers: 103897MP2F (5R), 082403MP2F (5R), 110605MP4F, 103108MP2F, 052308MP2F) as well as NICHD (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) (IRB Numbers: 0H97-CH-N065, OH98-CH-N001, OH97-CH-N067, OH99-CH-N056, OH09-CH-N014). Subjects from Hutzel Hospital, Detroit, MI were enrolled under both Wayne State University as well as NICHD protocols and thus respective IRB numbers for both institutes are provided. Written informed consent was obtained from mothers before sample collection.
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