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Increased fertility for women with Neanderthal gene

One in three women in Europe inherited the receptor for progesterone from Neandertals, a gene variant associated with increased fertility, fewer bleedings during early pregnancy and fewer miscarriages. This is


Length of pregnancy alters the child’s DNA

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have, together with an international team, mapped the relationship between length of pregnancy and chemical DNA changes in more than 6,000 newborn babies. For


Ovarian hormones play genes like a fiddle

Ovarian hormones play genes like a fiddle A complex relationship between genes, hormones and social factors can lead to eating disorders in women. Kelly Klump, an eating disorder expert at