Can the clock be turned back on ovarian aging?

Patricia B. Hoyer

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A basic tenet of reproductive biology is that female mammals are born with a set number of germ cells (oocytes). A new study by Johnson et al. challenges these beliefs by demonstrating that the postnatal mouse ovary contains actively dividing germ cells. These findings have implications for prolonging the reproductive life span of women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)pe11
JournalScience of aging knowledge environment : SAGE KE
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 10 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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