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Dartmouth study: How age-related genetic anomalies contribute to the maternal age effect

20:00 EDT 18 Oct 2016 | AAAS

(Dartmouth College) For women in their 30s and beyond, the probability of a pregnancy that results in a miscarriage or a Down syndrome pregnancy is staggering with the risk increasing to 1 in 3 by the time a woman reaches her early 40s due to the 'maternal age effect.' Dartmouth researchers have provided the first evidence in vivo that an increase of reactive oxygen species within oocytes causes a significant increase in meiotic chromosome segregation errors.

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