A First Class study of genes in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Because we know that PCOS seems to run in families, researchers are always looking for genes which might be responsible. Researchers in China found alterations in 3 genes which seemed to be connected to the condition. Samantha Liew has been awarded a 1st Class Honours degree for her study that examined these genetic alterations in mothers and daughters who both have PCOS.

Samantha found that Keogh Institute study participants with PCOS did not have the same genetic pattern as the Chinese women.  Perhaps this is because they are of European, rather than Chinese, heritage.  However, she did find a possible association in one gene.  We will be exploring this exciting lead further.

To read Samantha’s study summary click here.

If you would like to join our PCOS gene study please contact Jocelyn Tan 93464 407 or jocelyn@kimr.org

You don’t even need to have PCOS to help us. We need women without PCOS as well.