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The form of cell division by which egg and sperm cells are formed. Unlike normal cell division (mitosis), the number of chromosomes in the resulting cells is half that in the original cells.

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Mouse eggs made from mouse stem cells matured in vitro 19 July 2021 News
Ethics of genetically reconstituting oocytes 1 March 2021 Comment
Human egg cells are often genetically abnormal 14 December 2020 News
Heat stress damages DNA in sperm 2 November 2020 News
Gene mutations discovered as a trigger for male infertility 27 July 2020 News
DNA crossovers drive healthy or abnormal sperm/egg cell division 8 June 2020 News
Book Review: A Century of Geneticists – Mutation to medicine 27 April 2020 Review
Fertility preservation - the inequity of the law 20 April 2020 Comment
Key gene in making eggs and sperm discovered 10 February 2020 News
'Rubber band' protein blamed for falling female fertility with age 25 November 2019 News
Rare genetic quirk twice as common as thought 14 October 2019 News
A scramble for headlines or an optimistic (sunny side up) contribution to research on fertility preservation? 12 February 2018 Comment
Sperm, eggs and embryos: how do we define them as science offers new possibilities? 18 December 2017 Comment
Preimplantation genetic screening: unvalidated methods discard healthy embryos 11 December 2017 Comment
Older parents pass down more genetic mutations 25 September 2017 News
Regeneration of oocytes from discarded genetic material: will this double IVF success rates? 28 November 2016 Comment
Autism link to mutations in mitochondria 7 November 2016 News
Gene involved in egg and sperm production linked to Down's syndrome 15 August 2016 News
Reassurance for mothers over mosaic aneuploidy in CVS 3 May 2016 Comment
Spanish lab creates human sperm precursors from skin cells 3 May 2016 News
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