fertility

Speedy Recruitment for Fertility Study

May 26, 2017
With breathtaking speed, 23andMe and Celmatix have finished recruiting and enrolling participants in a groundbreaking study on fertility. Launched in February, the study aimed to enroll 4,500 women. It can...
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New genetic variants found to influence endometriosis risk

May 24, 2017
A study, led by researchers in Australia, found new genetic associations for endometriosis, a painful disorder that affects one in ten women, leaving many infertile.Published this week in the journal...
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Fertility Study Launches

February 22, 2017
Women today often make decisions about their fertility largely based on age, but research has shown that environment, lifestyle, and genomics can also impact a woman’s ability to conceive. A...
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New genetic variants found to influence fertility

October 31, 2016
As part of a massive study that includes the contributions from scores of researchers across the globe, scientists have found a dozen genetic markers linked to fertility, offering hope to...
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The Genetics of Twinning

April 28, 2016
An international team of scientists has identified two genetic variants that influence the odds of a mother having natural fraternal, non-identical, twins. Hamdi Mbarek The findings also offer more insight...
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Collaboration to Create Better Treatments for Infertility

February 10, 2016
As part of a collaboration with 23andMe, the personalized medicine company Celmatix is looking to dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Infertility affects a large portion of the...
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Egg Hunt: New Research on Female Fertility

June 27, 2012
As a woman ages her fertility naturally declines such that by the time she reaches menopause her “ovarian reserve” is depleted, meaning that she has few to no eggs – oocytes – remaining in her ovaries. In the first genetic study on this topic, researchers have identified some potential markers for ovarian reserve, both genetic and non-genetic.
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From Menarche to Menopause

May 14, 2012
Two universal milestones in a woman’s life are menarche, the first menstrual period in girls, and menopause, when menstruation stops. Research suggests that the age at which menarche and menopause occur is about 50% influenced by genetics.
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