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Generally speaking, the coronavirus is not more dangerous for pregnant women, but its effect on the fetus, both short term and long term, is still poorly understood.

Wahyudi Gani, gynecologist and obstetrician in Indonesia, where more than 500 pregnant women have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic (Al Jazeera, July 7)

Because there haven’t been studies like this that have been done before, we have the ability to find new genes that are essential for [fetal] development and viability and reveal new biology on the types of mutations affecting fertility.

Ira Room, professor of genetics and director of the Yale Center for Genomic Health, at a Yale School of Medicine story announcing $ 8 million federal grant to Hall and colleagues to study recurrent miscarriages (July 2)

1. Legumes grown for hay and fodder
5. Game birds in a covey
8. Tanzania’s ecosystem
9. Newborn ursine
10. Like 2017 but not 2018
11. Fruit also known as alligator pear
12. Joint structures
13. Where to spot an epiglottis
16. Great Plains Ecosystem
18. Career of many NASA researches
20. Prefix on glyceride
21. Approximate weight of a grain of sand
22. Divisions in dendrochronology
23. Medicine used to treat atrial fibrillation


1. Author of “Venus and the Cat”
2. Fusion of two gametes
3. Like the day of the summer solstice
4. Cryptozoological creature like Bigfoot (hyphen)
5. National capital closest to the equator
6. Feathered fossil in Solnhofen limestone
7. Something to experiment with in (2 wds.)
12. Fifth of eight
14. Cosmologist who appeared on The Big Bang Theory
15. Meteor in a November downpour
17. Concern of the petrologist
19. Part of the gastrointestinal tract of a cow



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