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Glossary

Methylation

The process by which methyl groups are added to DNA; a form of epigenetic regulation.



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Environmental chemicals affect sperm epigenetics

18 September 2017 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

A type of chemical found in various┬ápersonal beauty products and plastics may affect sperm and lower reproductive success, according to a new study... [Read More]

New gene silencing method discovered

24 July 2017 - by Helen Robertson

US scientists have identified a new mechanism by which genes are silenced, or 'imprinted' during early embryonic development... [Read More]

Regeneration of oocytes from discarded genetic material: will this double IVF success rates?

28 November 2016 - by Dr Philip Lewis and Professor Daniel Brison

A major factor limiting the effectiveness of IVF is the availability of high-quality egg cells from a patient. But new research suggests that the use of polar bodies might create two oocytes for the price of one... [Read More]

DNA blood test could detect multiple diseases

21 March 2016 - by Hannah Somers

Scientists say they have been able to detect multiple diseases, including pancreatic cancer, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes, by analysing fragments of DNA in the bloodstream... [Read More]

Growing sperm in the lab: an embryonic science

07 March 2016 - by Dr Dusko Ilic

A recent announcement that scientists had created functioning spermatozoids from mouse embryonic stem cells in the lab made quite a splash in the media. However, one key point seemed to be overlooked... [Read More]


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