Unraveling an Epidemic (IMAGE) Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Caption A scientist at the Cincinnati Children's Perinatal Institute performs DNA tests as researchers study the genetics and biology of preterm birth, a global health epidemic that can lead to a lifetime of medical problems. Institute researchers report in PLoS Biology finding new clues about what controls the timing of birth and how these may lead to new answers for this persistent public health challenge. Credit Cincinnati Children's Usage Restrictions Please credit Cincinnati Children's License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.