Was alerted to a CRISPR approach that allows epigenetic regulation of gene expression. This might prove extremely useful for exploring the maternal/fetal/placental ecosystem in animal models.
Identify epigenetic signatures in the methylation of cell free DNA and correlate with placental function.
We are accumulating evidence that APOL1 risk variants... more »
• Ensure that people with disabilities (PWD) are included among the subject populations – and special efforts are made to support their reproductive health and opportunities. Often, PWD are not asked about reproductive health and are not offered... more »
Understanding the influence of the placenta and placenta-derived circulating factors on maternal health, including its impact on infectious disease.
• BEGIN in this space, VALUE diverse populations and put them at the center of your efforts
o remember racial/ethnic cultural diversity is not always present in biobanks
• This takes real TIME, needs to be a concerted and consistent effort in relationship building, trust-building.
• Will need to build TRUST- this may include community leaders such as local church/faith... more »