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A breakthrough in male infertility?

Scientists at Newcastle University in the UK report that they have solved the importance of a gene in regulating the production of fully functioning sperm. For the first time, they say, they have identified the role of a gene, RBMXL2, … Continue reading

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New technique may fix genetic cause of infertility

Scientists have created healthy offspring from genetically infertile male mice, offering a potential new approach to tackling a common genetic cause of human infertility. Our sex is determined by the X and Y chromosomes. Usually, girls have two X chromosomes (XX) and … Continue reading

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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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Cracking the genetic code for infertility

A landmark study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine and Human and Molecular Genetics, shows for the first time that a mutation in a particular gene is the major cause of two human fertility disorders: premature ovarian failure … Continue reading

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