Every year an estimated 7.9 million children are born with a serious birth defect of genetic or partially genetic origin.
Two students from the Naval Academy and one from the Air Force Academy participated in the OMRF’s ninth annual Saxon program.
The Saxon program provides military academy students with an opportunity to work alongside OMRF senior scientists.
Abnormal numbers of chromosomes—known as aneuploidy—are a common cause of genetic disorders and birth defects.
Proper cell division is important to stopping some diseases before they start.
A cell division discovery could have big implications for infertility and birth defects.