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Ghosts in the Genome

By | December 1, 2015

How one generation’s experience can affect the next


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Squirmy Sperm

By | November 12, 2015

Scientists observe another form of locomotion for male gametes, akin to a snake’s slither.


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Sperm RNAs Transmit Stress

By | October 19, 2015

Stressed male mice can pass on an abnormal stress response to their offspring via microRNAs found in sperm, a study shows.


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Inhibiting Sperm Protein Causes Infertility

By | October 5, 2015

Two drugs targeting a protein in sperm cause reversible infertility in male mice, providing new hope for a male contraceptive.


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Sperm From Ovaries

By | June 11, 2015

With the deletion of a single gene, female Japanese rice fish can produce sperm. 

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Call for Germline Editing Moratorium

By | March 13, 2015

In response to speculation that groups have edited the DNA of human embryos, researchers request that gene editing of human reproductive cells be halted.


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Sperm Stem Cell Maintenance

By | March 2, 2015

A missing transcription factor puts an early end to sperm production in mice.


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Toward Lab-Grown Gametes

By | December 30, 2014

From stem cells, scientists generate early egg- and sperm-like cells in vitro.


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The Hidden Side of Sex

By | July 1, 2014

Sexual selection doesn’t end when females choose a mate. Females and males of many animal species employ an array of tactics to stack the deck in their reproductive favor.


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Common Chemicals Damage Sperm

By | May 13, 2014

Researchers elucidate a molecular mechanism through which endocrine disrupting compounds compromise the viability of human gametes.

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