VUB professor discovers genetic cause of low birth weight among children conceived after fertility treatment

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VUB professor Claudia Spits, of the Reproduction and Genetics research group, has identified a genetic cause for the increased risk of low birth weight in babies born following assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF. "Previous studies have identified treatment-related causes for low birth weight, but this is the first time we have been able to identify an underlying genetic factor," says Professor Spits.
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