Through genetic engineering and gene expression analysis, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center found 350 genes linked to female infertility. But, points out Wired blogger Brandon Keim, this was all done in mice and was set up such that genes affecting fertility but not follicle development would be missed. "Rather than identifying a handful of candidate genes in mice and then looking for them in people, why not do a whole genome association study of infertile women and just get it right the first time?" asks Keim.
Can't Have Kids? Check Out 350 of Your Genes. If You're a Mouse.
Sep 27, 2007