Pregnancy loss and evolution of sex linked by cellular line dance

University of Wisconsin| Wed Aug 02 06:19:04 EDT 2017
Pregnancy loss and evolution of sex linked by cellular line dance

UW-Madison researcher Dan Levitis’ quest to understand pregnancy loss led to a discovery that helps explain why so many plants and animals lose so many offspring. The villain? Meiosis.

After Dan Levitis and his wife lost two pregnancies, before having their three children, he was drawn to investigate why pregnancy loss is so common, and whether other living beings face the same struggle his family did.

Levitis, a scientist in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Bot....

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