New findings about ovarian egg production in women
Until very recently, it was believed that women were born with all the ovarian eggs they would ever have. New research has led to the discovery and isolation of the stem cells which go on to produce eggs in the ovaries of reproductive age women.
This "opens the door for development of unprecedented technologies to overcome infertility in women and perhaps even delay the timing of ovarian failure," according to Lead Researcher Dr Jonathan Tilly, from Massachusetts General Hospital.
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26 February 2012