What might explain the fact that chromosomal abnormalities that result in conditions such as Downs Syndrome are more common in oocytes that are ovulated late in a womans life? ?

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    The oocytes are older and have an increased risk of having accumulated detrimental genetic anomalies.
    Osteoporosis is more common in older women.
    Multiple ovulations are more common in older women.
asked May 19, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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The oocytes are older and have an increased risk of having accumulated detrimental genetic anomalies.
answered May 20, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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