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Long live the ovary: Mutant mice keep eggs
A genetic mutation endows mice with ovaries that don't age.
Eppig, J.J., and K. Wigglesworth. 1994. Atypical maturation of oocytes of strain I/LnJ mice. Human Reproduction 9:1136.
Perez, G.I. . . . J.L. Tilly. 1999. Prolongation of ovarian lifespan into advanced chronological age by Bax-deficiency. Nature Genetics 21(February).
National Institute on Aging
Biology of Aging Program
Gateway Building, Suite 2C231
Bethesda, MD 20892-9205
John J. Eppig
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Jonathan L. Tilly
Massachusetts General Hospital
Vincent Center for Reproduction Biology
Boston, MA 02114
From Science News, Vol. 155, No. 6, February 6, 1999, p. 85. Copyright © 1999, Science Service.