New York: For women facing a dilemmabetween career and family there is a way out, thanks to a newtest that seems to predict the rate at which a woman`s eggsupply diminishes.
If a woman tests positive, she can opt to start afamily sooner - or freeze some eggs to increase the chances ofconceiving a child in her 30s. The breakthrough follows the discovery of a genecalled Fragile X that indicates the rate at which a woman`segg supply will diminish over the years. Now Professor Norbert Gleicher, of the Centre forHuman Reproduction in New York, has shown that the gene canalso reveal whether a woman is at risk of early ovarianageing, New Scientist reports today.
"We can take an 18 or 20-year-old girl and check herFragile X and make a pretty good prediction of whether she`sat risk," he was quoted as saying by the New Scientist. Bureau Report
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