Subject: Why does rate of Down Syndrome increase with maternal age?
Date: Wed Jun 29 00:35:11 2005
Posted by Robin
Grade level: grad (science)
School: Redeemer Lutheran College
City: Rochedale State/Province: Queensland
Area of science: Genetics
If a female's eggs are all produced before she is even born and just start
maturing or developing with the onset of puberty, how can meiotic mistakes
(and the presumed increase in rate of these with maternal age) account for
abnormalities such as Down Syndrome?
Re: Why does rate of Down Syndrome increase with maternal age?
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