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Eggs sense high-fat diet

Nature Geneticsvolume 50pages318319 (2018) | Download Citation

Maternal high-fat diet has a negative impact on fertility—including an apparent direct effect on early development. In this issue, a new study connects this phenotype to depletion of Stella protein in oocytes, demonstrating environmental regulation of a maternal-effect gene.

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  1. MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS), London, UK

    • Harry G. Leitch
    •  & Petra Hajkova
  2. Institute of Clinical Sciences (ICS), Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK

    • Harry G. Leitch
    •  & Petra Hajkova


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