Premature Birth Gene 'Discovered' - Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Collaborators Reveal  
4/18/2011 7:07:11 AM

BBC News -- A gene linked to premature births has been discovered, scientists in the US and Finland have said. The researchers hope their study, published in PLoS Genetics, could eventually lead to a test for women at risk of a pre-term birth. In the UK, one in 10 babies is born before the 37th week of pregnancy, with potential problems for their health.