The identification of 290 genetic variants associated with the age at which menopause begins opens the possibility that, in the future, the reproductive period of women may be prolonged and menopause delayed by extending ovarian function.
But also, from a clinical point of view, “it helps us to be able to predict the risk of early menopause and is a useful tool to improve fertility treatments,” says Ignasi Roig, from
Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and one of the authors of a study published today in
«Nature» who has identified these 290 genetic variants.
The study of
«Nature»has analyzed the genetic data of