Van Gilst study in worms suggests how fertility may be extended past reproductive prime
Aug. 31, 2009
| By Kristen Woodward
Scientific dogma has long asserted that females are born with their entire lifetime’s supply of eggs, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. New findings by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, published online Aug. 27 in Science, suggest that in nematode worms, at least, this does not hold true.