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UT Southwestern Medical Center Researchers Identify Hundreds of Genes Controlling Female Fertility


9/24/2007 6:21:09 AM

DALLAS — Sept. 21, 2007 — Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found nearly 350 genes related to female fertility. Their research may open the door to much wider study in the poorly understood field of infertility. “This study gives us a way to begin to understand the causes of female infertility,” said Dr. Diego Castrillon, assistant professor of pathology and senior author of a study appearing in the September issue of the journal Genetics. “It gives us a much more complete list of candidate genes to explore. Before, we didn’t even know where to look.”


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