Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, November 4th, 2004
The paper, entitled "Recombination rate and reproductive success in humans," establishes significant correlation between recombination - the shuffling of chromosomal material that takes place in the formation of eggs and sperm - and maternal age and fertility. Specifically, the average number of recombinations in eggs that go on to become successful live births tends to increase with the mother's age, and mothers with a higher recombination rate...
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