Fertility breakthrough: New research could extend egg health with age

Written by
Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications, Princeton University
Feb. 23, 2018

Coleen Murphy

Women have been told for years that if they don’t have children before their mid-30s, they may not be able to. But a new study from Princeton University’s Coleen Murphy has identified a drug that extends egg viability in worms, even when taken midway through the fertile window, which could theoretically extend women’s fertility by three to six years. Her work appears in the current issue of the journal Current Biology.