Infertility genes identified

Infertility is a complex condition and can be the result of genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors.  Therefore, it is often difficult to diagnose the underlying cause of a woman’s infertility.

The FSH test is a common analytical tool used to measure a woman’s fertility.  However, it only measures one component of fertility.

Now, a research group out of the Stanford School of Medicine has identified a panel of genetic markers that may predict fertility.

By comparing hormone levels and DNA from a large group of reproductive-age women, the researchers were able to narrow down a subset of genes that was linked to infertility.

If these results are packaged into a fertility test, they could offer clinicians a more comprehensive look into their patient’s infertility.

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