Breakthrough

Genetic Breakthrough Identifies PCOS-Risk Genes

Jan 24, 2019
Graphic depicting a healthy and a polycystic ovary showing the cysts and non-normal development of eggs
National Institute of Health

PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome, is one of the most common causes of infertility among women and can also cause serious health problems. According to the Office of Women’s Health, polycystic ovary syndrome- also known as PCOS -affects one in 10 women of childbearing age. But a genetic breakthrough is being used to help identify risks associated with the syndrome. 

Deer mouse with light brown and white markings sitting in the hay.
CDC

Hantavirus is a rare but deadly virus that can infect humans who inhale rodent droppings, but there is now a new understanding of how humans become infected with the virus.