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The Human Placenta Project

Single cell and placental research

I am the Principal Investigator of new birth cohort study that is currently being planned and will be implemented in Nigeria. We plan to collect biological samples including placental tissue. We will appreciate insight from investigators in the field about how single cell research will advance scientific investigation of the placenta within the context of developmental origin of health and diseases. This will enable know... more »

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The Human Placenta Project

feedback from an placental epidemiologist

I participated in the HPP in the beginning, went to a meeting, and submitted a funding proposal. I have lost touch since. I don't know all that has been achieved, or how the program has evolved. My impression in the beginning was that there was a strong emphasis on obstetric outcomes and technologies that could produce, for the benefit of the physician, rapid and clinically meaningful results. Innovation in technology... more »

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Involving patients when designing placental research studies

I recommend involving patients from the start in developing any placental research effort. 

Patients have helped us to design our observational cohort study of early onset fetal growth restriction. They told us how they would like to be recruited to such a study and what they thought of being recruited. Was it a burden to take part in a research study when their baby is extremely small and has a high chance of dying?... more »

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