Genetics

Human egg cells are imperfect surprisingly often

More than 7% of human oocytes contain at least one exchangeless chromosome pair, demonstrating a remarkably high level of meiotic recombination failure, finds a study appearing December 10 in the American Journal of Human ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Boosting coverage of midwife care could avert deaths

(HealthDay)—About two-thirds of maternal deaths, neonatal deaths, and stillbirths could be averted with universal coverage of midwife-delivered interventions, according to a study published online Dec. 1 in The Lancet Global ...

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