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Menstruation genes found

18th May 2009

UK researchers have said they have identified two genes on chromosomes six and nine which appear to have a powerful effect on the age at which menstruation starts.

Researcher Dr Anna Murray said: "This study provides the first evidence that common genetic variants influence the time at which women reach sexual maturation. Our findings also indicate a genetic basis for the associations between early menstruation and both height and BMI." 

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Article Information

Title: Menstruation genes found
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 11407
Date Added: 18th May 2009

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