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The study found female mice currently receiving testosterone had fewer and less developed eggs retrieved. In contrast, discontinuing testosterone therapy in mice led to similar egg retrieval rates compared to the control group.
Researchers have identified an enzyme required for the formation of sperm and chromosomal pairing, which they say could be a target to treat male infertility.
Scientists in the U.S. have published their findings about the behaviour of proteins in mouse eggs, projecting possible impacts on infertility and cancer treatment.
Researchers have used genome editing technology to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos in the first few days of development...
Couples who are undergoing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in order to avoid transmission of inherited diseases, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy or cystic fibrosis, should also have their embryos screened for abnormal numbers of chromosomes at the same time, say Italian researchers.
3 November 2016 | By Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer
The ethics of three parent babies has been widely debated - should it be used to save children from deadly mitochondrial diseases or are scientists "playing God"? Here's everything you need to know to decide...