In the article cited above, the authors have requested that three sentences be corrected:

  1. In the researchdesignandmethods section of the abstract, the sentence was corrected to read: “Targeted metabolic assays were performed on cord blood plasma samples from European ancestry, Afro-Caribbean, Thai, and Mexican American newborns (400 from each ancestry group) whose mothers participated in the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study and who had anthropometric measurements at birth.”

  2. In the first sentence in the third paragraph under the headings researchdesignandmethods, dataandsamplecollection, the sentence was corrected to read: “Metabolic profiling was performed on a total of 1,600 cord plasma samples from offspring of Afro-Caribbean, Mexican American, Northern European, and Thai ancestry (400 from each ancestry group) as well as 1,600 maternal fasting samples.”

  3. The first sentence under the heading conventionalmetabolitesandtargetedmetabolomicsassays in the researchdesignandmethods section was corrected to read: “Conventional clinical metabolite and targeted metabolomics assays on maternal fasting serum and cord blood plasma samples were conducted at the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute Metabolomics Laboratory as previously described (7,12).”

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