infertility

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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New genetic variants found to influence polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) risk

September 29, 2015
New research by scientists at the University of Cambridge and ten other institutions, including 23andMe, has uncovered half-a-dozen genetic variants associated with polycystic ovary syndrome, the most common reproductive disorder...
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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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Health Watch: New Year’s Resolutions, Reproduction and Rare Diseases

March 21, 2012
Like many people around the world, the health content team at 23andMe rang in 2012 with resolutions of staying healthy and it seemed fitting to delve into the genetics underlying...
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SNPWatch: Genetic Variants Linked to Male Infertility in Asians

February 06, 2012
About one in six couples has trouble conceiving. While more attention is paid to infertility in women, half the time the difficulty stems from a condition on the part of the man. Many factors influence fertility, both genetic and non-genetic. A new study in Chinese men has now identified several genetic factors linked to male infertility.
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SNPwatch: Researchers Identify Common Genetic Variants Associated with Early Menopause Risk

November 05, 2010
When is the best time to start a family? In making this decision, each woman must weigh external factors against her internal biological clock. In Caucasian women, menopause occurs around...
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