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Sperm cells developed from primate stem cells

With male infertility rates rising globally, researchers have shown for the first time that functional sperm cells can be made […]

Depression-like behaviours passed on via sperm

Researchers have reported that male mice showing depression-like behaviours were able to pass those traits onto their offspring, specifically through […]

Go FISH: Finding mutated sperm

Researchers have developed a new test that quickly and easily identifies when sperm are harbouring chromosomal mutations. Experts can use […]

Biomarkers found in sperm linked to autism

Biomarkers in human sperm have been found to indicate a propensity to autism spectrum disorder in the fathers’ offspring. Autism […]

Molecular signature of fertilising sperm

Using 3D in situ imaging of the female reproductive tract, researchers have revealed molecular signatures of fertilising sperm in mice. […]

New single-cell sperm sequencing method uncovers insights into meiotic variation

A new method has allowed researchers at Harvard Medical School to examine variation in meiosis by studying tens of thousands […]

Everything you need (and want) to know about tardigrades

By now, most of us have heard of the extremely hardy (and cute) tardigrade, otherwise known as the water bear […]

Transmission of epigenetic memory across multiple generations

Written by Lauren Robertson, Science Writer. New research from UC Santa Cruz has shown that transgenerational epigenetic inheritance (the inheritance […]

Groundbreaking research generates world’s first synthetic embryos

Written by Isobel Young, Science Writer Until recently, synthetic embryos only existed in sci-fi novels. Now, researchers from the Weizmann […]

A Spotlight On: Variants of uncertain significance – Kimberly Gilmour

Kimberly Gilmour is Director of Laboratory Medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. She utilises next generation sequencing and […]