Jumping genes threaten egg cell quality

A woman’s supply of eggs is finite, so it is crucial that the quality of their genetic material is ensured. New work from the Carnegie Institute for Science elucidates a mechanism by which, even before birth, the body tries to eliminate egg cells of the poorest quality.
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Research shows that marijuana may impair female fertility

Female eggs exposed to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, have an impaired ability to produce viable embryos and are significantly less likely to result in a viable pregnancy, according to an animal study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.
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New podcast covers LGBTQIA+ fertility treatment options

While the decision and process to have a baby for heterosexual couples may seem relatively straightforward, for same-sex couples the path to parenthood can be quite different. In our latest podcast, Dr. Alan Martinez discusses LGBTQ fertility options for same-sex couples.
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