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.
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.
A number of disorders that impact the male reproductive system do not have any symptoms beyond reduced fertility.
A quick primer in genetics The human genome is the complete set of instructions for building a human. It is made up of 23 pair of chromosomes which each have somewhere between 500 – 5,000 [...]
Klinefelter Syndrome, also called XXY syndrome, is a genetic condition where boys are born with an extra x-chromosome, leading to fertility complications.
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..
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?
J. Poongothai, T.S. Gopenath, S. Manonayaki. "Genetics of human male infertility." Singapore Med J (2009) 50(4): 336. Abstract: Infertility is defined as a failure to conceive in a couple trying to reproduce for a period of two [...]