Posts in Genetics
Newcastle Study Indicates Breakthrough in Male Fertility

People understandably balk at taking the deep dive required to better understand the effects of genetics on health, specifically fertility. Questions of ethics and standards arise, particularly when discussing subjects such as gene editing. Advances in understanding the role played by genetics in fertility continue to provide vital information to men and women seeking to conceive. Turning a blind eye and deaf ear to this information does not grant anyone positive benefits. Instead, doing so merely closes off opportunities for taking proactive measures to ensure the best possible health outcome for you and your family.

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The Pause that Concerns: Men and Life Changes

While humorous references abound concerning a male version of menopause, the truth is that men also experience hormonal and sexual function changes as they age. The proper name for this phase is andropause, and while comparisons continue to be made to menopause, there are some significant differences, particularly with regard to a man’s ability to conceive a child.

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Pre-conception care for men? The 3 months leading up to pregnancy

“Really, almost all of the important epigenetics, all the important embryologic development, takes place in the first few weeks of the pregnancy. That's when lots of the really key things are happening before people even know they're pregnant. Your brain development, your entire spine, all the nerves are developed in the first couple of weeks."

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