Gene mutation may explain multiple-birth pregnancies

January 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/09/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 1, p82
Academic Journal
Reports on the discovery of a gene mutation thought to be responsible for multiple-birth pregnancies, as of January, 2001. Existence of a pair of gene defects that appear to increase the sensitivity of the receptor site where follicle-stimulating hormone binds with the ovaries; Discovery of the mutation through DNA tests on a woman with a family history of multiple births.


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