Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 21 April 2004
Stubby telomeres upset chromosome pairing in sperm and eggs
Abstract: The biological clock that counts down a woman's childbearing years might be sitting on the ends of her chromosomes. A new study suggests that dwindling telomeres disrupt chromosomal liaisons necessary for making sperm and eggs. The results could help explain why infertility rates rise as women grow older.
Citation: M. Leslie, Illegal Formation. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (16), nf42 (2004).
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