Genetics

Mutations in CCIN cause teratozoospermia and male infertility

In mammalian spermatogenesis, drastic shape changes occur during the maturation of spermatids into spermatozoa. The morphology of mature sperm is one of the important indicators to evaluate male fertility, and clinical evidence ...

Medical research

Smaller eggs enhance IVF outcomes for male infertility in mice

A new approach for assisting reproduction in mice when sperm production is faulty has been demonstrated by researchers at RIKEN. It could eventually help human couples who are struggling to conceive by traditional in vitro ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Eggs and sperm can now be stored for up to 55 years

The UK government has just extended the period that gametes (eggs and sperm) and embryos can be stored from ten years to 55 years. While this change will probably be welcomed by people who wish to have fertility treatment, ...

Medical research

New measure of sperm age may be predictor of pregnancy success

A novel technique to measure the age of male sperm has the potential to predict the success and time it takes to become pregnant, according to a newly published study by researchers at the Wayne State University School of ...

Genetics

Analysing sperm can detect rare genetic variants

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have analyzed blood and sperm samples from healthy parents to children with genetic syndromes and the results indicate that germline mosaicism is underestimated as a cause to syndromes ...

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