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Sperm screening might detect harmful mutations before embryo implantation

Screening sperm may help identify potentially harmful new genetic mutations and help fertility specialists prevent them from being passed on to offspring, shows a preliminary study published in eLife. The results suggest a potential tool to help improve fertility treatment … Continue reading

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Breakthrough into the cause of male infertility

Scientists at Newcastle University, U.K., have identified a new genetic mechanism that can cause severe forms of male infertility. This breakthrough in understanding the underlying cause of male infertility offers hope of better treatment options for patients in the future. … Continue reading

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Looking for mutated sperm? Go FISH

Chemotherapy and radiation treatments are known to cause harsh side effects, including their impact on fertility. Extensive evidence shows that chemotherapy and radiation treatments are genotoxic, meaning they can mutate the DNA and damage chromosomes in patients’ cancerous and noncancerous … Continue reading

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