Tag Archives: DNA

Scientists modify genes of embryos

A team of researchers in Portland, Oregon has carried out the first known attempt at genetically modifying human embryos in the United States. According to an article in the MIT Technology Review, researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University successfully … Continue reading

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Gauging IVF success

Women undergoing in vitro fertilization in the U.S. have an average success rate of 20-35%. A new test, however, may help boost success rates to as much as 80%. The test, called MitoGrade, measures the levels of abnormal mitochondrial DNA … Continue reading

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Preventing inherited diseases

For women and men who carry rare, inherited genetic disease, the decision to have children comes with a heavy burden: will they pass that disease on to their offspring? But research out of the Reproductive Genetics Institute in Chicago offers … Continue reading

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Why does fertility drop as we age?

Researchers have a new theory about why a woman’s fertility declines after her mid-30s. They theorize that as women age, their egg cells become riddled with DNA damage and die off because their repair systems wear out. The scientists suggest … Continue reading

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