New genetic link to male infertility found

The findings published in eLife show that men with this unstable subtype of the Y chromosome have a significantly increased risk of genomic rearrangements. These rearrangements affect the sperm production process (spermatogenesis) and consequently, these men can be up to nine times more likely to have fertility issues. Molecular diagnostics of this genetic variant could help identify those at higher […]

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New genetic link to male infertility found

The findings published in eLife show that men with this unstable subtype of the Y chromosome have a significantly increased risk of genomic rearrangements. These rearrangements affect the sperm production process (spermatogenesis) and consequently, these men can be up to nine times more likely to have fertility issues. Molecular diagnostics of this genetic variant could help identify those at higher […]

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Implantation Bleed

Implantation bleeding is considered to be an early sign of pregnancy and it occurs around the time of the following menstruation cycle. Mood swings, cramping, headaches, and brown or pinkish spotting or discharge are common signs that accompany implantation bleeding. Generally, one-third of women may encounter implantation bleeding during their pregnancy process. Credit: Africa Studio/ Shutterstock.com When the women become […]

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GenRx Cyproterone 100mg

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. GENRX CYPROTERONE 100 MG TABLETS Contains the active ingredient cyproterone (as cyproterone acetate) Consumer Medicine Information   What is in this leaflet Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine. This leaflet answers some common questions about cyproterone. It does not contain all the available information. It […]

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Nut consumption causes changes in sperm DNA function, study shows

Many environmental and lifestyle factors have been implicated in the decline of sperm quality, with diet being one of the most plausible factors identified in recent years. Moreover, several studies have reported a close association between the alteration of specific sperm DNA methylation signatures and semen quality. To date, however, no randomized clinical trials (RCT) have been published that assess […]

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A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue.

Danielle Teuscher decided to give DNA tests as presents last Christmas to her father, close friends and 5-year-old daughter, joining the growing number of people taking advantage of low-cost, accessible genetic testing. But the 23andMe test produced an unexpected result. Ms. Teuscher, 30, a nanny in Portland, Ore., said she unintentionally discovered the identity of the sperm donor she had […]

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Recurrent miscarriage linked to faulty sperm

The early-stage study, from scientists at Imperial College London, investigated the sperm quality of 50 men whose partners had suffered three or more consecutive miscarriages. The research, published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, revealed that, compared to men whose partners had not experienced miscarriages, the sperm of those involved in the study had higher levels of DNA damage. The study […]

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