S02: Diversity of sex-related mortality and outcome in preterm infants and neonates

The project will develop polygenic scores predictive for steroid hormones after birth. Thus, instead of adopting an essentialising binarism, the project will operationalise the concept of “sex diversity” as genetically related steroid hormone levels. Through the existing German Neonatal Network (GNN), blood samples will be drawn in the first 48 hours of life and, in collaboration with the project M06 and their service unit for steroid measurements, a hormonal profile will be established and the respective polygenic scores calculated.