More than meets the eye: epigenetic testing for male fertility

Semen analysis is often the first test recommended by doctors to access a man's fertility. But sometimes, even if the semen analysis comes back normal, there are molecular issues with sperm that can reduce your chances of conception or hinder development of embyros. It can help better diagnose unexplained infertility or better inform success rates for IVF.

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.

Y Chromosome Microdeletion

Y Chromosome Microdeletion, or YCM, is a common genetic cause of male infertility. It is caused by the genetic re-shuffling of the Y chromosome. Read on to learn more..

2017-10-02T23:07:04+00:00 Genetics|3 Comments

Cell Phones Affect Sperm Count

Studies have shown that cell phones can have a detrimental impact on male fertility affecting sperm count, motility and morphology. How worried should you be?

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