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Human egg cells are imperfect too often

Researchers found that human oocytes contain an unbalanced number of chromosomes around 7% of the time.

This suggests that improper meiosis is surprisingly common, regardless of a mother’s age.


#biology #genetics #meiosis #cellbiology


Figure below: Human karyotype with colour added to distinguish chromosome pairs.




https://cosmosmagazine.com/science/biology/human-egg-cells-are-imperfect-too-often/

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