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First Genetic Sequence Of Individual Human Sperm
2012-07-20 07:58:23

The entire genomes of 91 human sperm from one man have been sequenced by researchers.

2012-05-01 16:26:09

Scientists using high-powered microscopes have made a stunning observation of the architecture within a cell – and identified for the first time how the architecture changes during the formation of gametes, also known as sex cells, in order to successfully complete the process.

Sex, Tools And Chromosomes
2012-04-12 10:28:06

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have discovered a key tool that helps sperm and eggs develop exactly 23 chromosomes each.

2011-03-17 21:00:03

A team of researchers at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Portugal, discovered that pollen, the organ that contains the plant male gametes, communicate with the pistil, their female counterpart, using a mechanism commonly observed in the nervous system of animals.

2010-10-22 01:38:48

Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have been able to describe the 3D structure of a complete egg receptor that binds sperm at the beginning of fertilization.

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2010-04-16 08:31:19

A multicellular green alga, Volvox carteri, may have finally unlocked the secrets behind the evolution of different sexes.

2010-03-08 09:25:57

Argonaute 9 inhibits asexual reproduction, apparently by silencing transposons.

2009-10-15 13:31:00

Prototype Anonymous Donor Database In Development FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four of America's leading donor sperm providers have formed a new, non-profit association, the Association of Gamete Donor Providers (AGDP).

2009-07-02 13:02:44

More than 40 scientists, bioethicists, lawyers and science journal editors are calling on their colleagues, policy makers and the public to begin developing guidelines for the research and reproductive use of stem cell-derived eggs and sperm, even though such use may be a decade or more away.

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2009-04-10 08:00:00

University of Nevada School of Medicine scientists in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology have discovered insight into the reproductive workings of the male sex chromosome that may have significant implications for male infertility and contraception.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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