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Jumping genes threaten egg cell quality

19:00 EST 15 Jan 2020 | AAAS

(Carnegie Institution for Science) A woman's supply of eggs is finite, so it is crucial that the quality of their genetic material is ensured. New work from Carnegie's Marla Tharp, Safia Malki, and Alex Bortvin elucidates a mechanism by which, even before birth, the body tries to eliminate egg cells of the poorest quality.

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