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Where male infertility genetic

Genetic anomalies can be the cause of severe sperm abnormalities in men. For most of these men to become fathers, they will need intracytoplasmic sperm injection ICSI, a laboratory process of injecting sperm directly into an egg with a tiny needle as part of in vitro fertilization IVF. Men with severe sperm abnormalities are also… Read More »

Is erectile dysfunction genetic

A team dysfunction researchers has found a specific place in the human genome that raises a person’s risk of erectile dysfunction. Prior to the injection of the chosen drug, a trial of pharmacological therapy with a PDE5 inhibitor, and an enhancer acts like the fuse box. Viagra Professional is an extra, this is the first… Read More »

Genetic variants may put some athletes at higher risk of sudden death

Sickle cell anaemia makes red blood cells an elongated sickle shape rather than roundedEye of Science/Science Photo Library By Clare Wilson A cluster of unexplained deaths of US athletes while exercising could be down to several genes that affect the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen. The findings could be turned into a… Read More »

Identical twins light the way for new genetic cause of arthritis

Identical twin toddlers who presented with severe arthritis helped scientists to identify the first gene mutation that can single-handedly cause a juvenile form of this inflammatory joint disease. By investigating the DNA of individual blood cells of both children and then modelling the genetic defect in a mouse model, the research team led by Adrian… Read More »

A new 'atlas' of genetic influences on osteoporosis

A ground-breaking new study led by researchers from the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has succeeded in compiling an atlas of genetic factors associated with estimated bone mineral density (BMD), one of the most clinically relevant factors in diagnosing osteoporosis. The paper, published in Nature Genetics, identifies 518 genome-wide loci,… Read More »