DATABASE: Foundations of Fertility

Science  25 Mar 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5717, pp. 1847
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5717.1847c

A female mouse can ovulate a fresh batch of eggs about every 4 to 6 days. To learn more about the genes that sustain egg production and orchestrate other ovarian functions, click on this collection from researchers at Stanford University. The Ovarian Kaleidoscope Database describes more than 1800 genes that work in the ovaries of humans, mice, rats, and other animals. Entries indicate the gene's function, where it's active in the ovary, what controls its expression, the effects of particular mutations, and more. Links lead to additional information about the gene's structure and its roles in biochemistry and diseases.

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