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Editorial Comment - Genetic polymorphism and recurrent miscarriage
Despite increased efforts recurrent miscarriages still account for at least 1-2% of women in the reproductive age. One third can not be explained following elaborate investigations. Detecting further reasons is highly welcome, even if it seems hard to distinguish against the population variations. Therefore it is necessary that statistical power and clinical consequences are respected. Both articles, Haroun et al. 2014 and Andraweera et al 2014 seem to take care of this fact, therefore pointing to additional pathways. To accelerate the process of finding relevant influencing factors, genome wide studies seem to be appropriate. This needs to be accompanied by basic research for example in understanding the genetic background of meiotic processes to comprehend recurrent aneuploidies.Genetic polymorphism and recurrent miscarriage By T.C. Li Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Volume 29, Issue 6, Pages 657–658
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