The genetics of diabetic pregnancy

Komal Bajaj, Susan J. Gross

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Advancements in molecular technology coupled with a greater awareness of the human genome and epigenome have broadened our understanding of the genetic contributions to the diabetic pregnancy. There are multiple genes and pathways that can result in a hyperglycemic environment for the fetus. Exposure to this environment in utero has an impact on the risk of adult-onset chronic diseases. How identification of an individual's genetic variants will impact clinical care and outcomes will continue to evolve as our understanding grows.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1417
Pages (from-to)102-109
Number of pages8
JournalBest Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • diabetes
  • epigenomics
  • genetics
  • pregnancy


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