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The Magee-Womens Research Institute Summit and Prize: Harnessing Science to Advance Women’s Health Across the Lifespan

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Major adverse pregnancy-specific complications—preterm birth, preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, and stillbirth—remain leading causes of maternal, fetal, and neonatal morbidity and mortality and are associated with increased disease risk across the lifespan. Despite growing attention, much greater progress is needed in revealing mechanisms and pathogenic pathways, advancing clinical diagnostic and therapeutic tools, and designing preventive strategies to push the field forward into the 22nd century. Modern technologies such as next-generation sequencing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, electronic medical records, and noninvasive imaging, data capture and biochemistries, and contemporary conceptual approaches now position this field to accelerate efforts in understanding and optimizing pregnancy, reaping the associated benefits for lifelong health. Click here to read full article