BBC News – Clue found to why egg flaws seen in older women

Scientists say they are closer to knowing why older women are more likely to produce abnormal eggs.

The Newcastle University team saw a fall in levels of proteins called cohesins, essential for chromosomes to divide properly for fertilisation.Writing in Current Biology, they said understanding this process could help develop ways to prevent cohesin loss.

Abnormal eggs are linked to infertility, miscarriage and conditions including Downs Syndrome.

Full article:  BBC News – Clue found to why egg flaws seen in older women.

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