About Philip Uren

Philip Uren is the Director of Data Science at Episona, where he oversees data analysis and the development of computational models and algorithms. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Tasmania, where his dissertation focused on the development and application of machine learning techniques to gene-finding and characterization.

Biology of Reproduction: The Epigenetics of Sperm

If DNA is the cookbook that cells can use to "build" your body, epigenetics is the cook that helps the body read and mix together our genetic recipe. Epigenetics is the study of how external and environmental factors can impact our DNA’s gene expression without changing the DNA itself. New research shows that epigenetic markers on sperm can assess risk for male factor infertility and poor embryo development.

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