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reproductive cell

A haploid cell—e.g. sperm or egg—capable of joining its counterpart (fertilisation), which is the first step toward producing a viable term pregnancy.
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Scientists can already coax iPS cells to form primitive reproductive cells, like those made from B.D.'s tissue inside a mouse.
The role of telomerase in allowing the immortal growth of reproductive cells is well established in the scientific literature.
Testosterone triggers the development of all your typically male characteristics - body and facial hair, bulky muscles, the growth of your sexual organs, and production of sperm (reproductive cells).
Bisphenol A-free plastics or BPA, which are widely considered food-safe, are in the news, on account of a new research that says some of the more than 50 BPA-free substitutes may cause ill effects in mice, particularly in reproductive cells. This has to be read in conjunction with the fact that over the past decade, concerns about the health effects of BPA have forced food and beverage companies to largely abandon the use of the common plastic in many household items.
Pezza's lab used reproductive cells from both male and female mice to study damage and repair of DNA.
The institute's director, Linus Winter, conducts research into germline gene modification, which is the controversial modification of a gene in reproductive cells to affect descendants.
"You cannot afford to go wrong when you only have two surviving animals in the whole world," said Dr Ngulu adding "You need to perfect it before you attempt it."Besides IVF, scientists are also exploring the possibility of growing reproductive cells from stem cells, which have the potential to develop into many different types of cells in the body.
Many of the proposed applications involve editing the genomes of somatic (non-reproductive) cells, but there has been interest in and debate about the potential to edit reproductive cells. However, any changes made in these cells will be passed on from generation to generation and, as such, have important ethical implications.
Cryoport, the world's leading cold-chain logistics company serving the life sciences industry, will provide its cold-chain logistics solutions for temperature-sensitive biologic materials, such as immunotherapies, stem cells, CAR-T cells, biologics and reproductive cells. Cryoport's suite of unique cold-chain logistics solutions include its Cryoport Express shippers, SmartPak II Condition Monitoring System, Cryoportal Logistics Management Platform and 24/7/365 logistics support.
But remarkably, some reproductive cells can repair the shrinkage,
But earlier this year, NAS and the National Academy of Medicine said scientific advances make gene editing in human reproductive cells "a realistic possibility that deserves serious consideration."
In a (http://www.reuters.com/article/health-genome-editing-idUSL1N1FZ0SU) report this year, National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Medicine said scientific advances made gene editing in human reproductive cells "a realistic possibility that deserves serious consideration."

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