A Conversation about Ovarian Aging and Longevity

Plenty of scientists are working on longevity research, while others are working focus on reproductive biology, but to date only few are working at the intersection of those two fields. The Center for Reproductive Longevity and Equality (CRLE) at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, led by Dr. Jennifer Garrison, is looking to change this.

The center’s goal is to advance research to better understand the underlying causes of female reproductive aging. The end of fertility sets off a cascade of negative health effects in a woman’s body. As a society, every aspect of a woman’s life is influenced by the fact that reproductive capacity is limited — overall health, family planning, career decisions. Despite its profound impact on health and well-being, female reproductive aging is an understudied topic.

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