Study finds recurrent miscarriage gene:
This article was originally published in Clinica
An Austrian team has identified a gene that could increase a pregnant woman's risk of suffering recurrent miscarriages. Women with a variation in a gene involved in the synthesis of nitric oxide have a 60% greater risk of miscarriage, researchers from the University of Vienna School of Medicine report in Human Reproduction (August). Carriers of an NOS3 polymorphism had a small but significantly increased risk of recurrent miscarriage, report the researchers, who note that up to 2% of pregnant women suffer recurrent miscarriages.