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BY EMILY COX AND HENRY RATHvON
Generally speaking, coronavirus is not more dangerous for pregnant mothers, but its effect on the foetus, both short term and long term, is still not well understood.—Wahyudi Gani, a gynecologist and obstetrician in Indonesia, where more than 500 pregnant women have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began (Al Jazeera, July 7)
Because there haven’t been studies like this that have been done before, we have the ability to find new genes that are essential for [fetal] development and viability and reveal new biology about what types of mutations affect fertility.—Ira Hall, a professor of genetics and director of the Yale Center for Genomic Health, in a Yale School of Medicine story announcing an $8 million federal grant awarded to Hall and colleagues to study recurrent pregnancy loss (July 2)
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1. Author of “Venus and the Cat”
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