But, ever wondered why do women have more miscarriages than females of other species? It's all in the chromosomes, a new study says.
Researchers in Belgium have carried out the study and found that it's normal for human embryos to contain cells with the wrong number of chromosomes, which can actually cause them to self-destruct.
As women age, their eggs are more likely to have the wrong number of chromosomes, which can lead to miscarriages.
For their study, the researchers examined 23 embryos from nine young, fertile couples who were undergoing IVF for screening purposes and found 21 had chromosomal abnormalities, the 'New Scientist' reported.
The study, led by Joris Vermeesch from the Centre for Human Genetics in Leuven, has been published in the latest issue of the 'Nature Medicine' journal.
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