reproductive cell


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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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Many scientists believe that the reason telomerase, and hence cellular immortality, is repressed in the majority of cells in the body while being left on in the reproductive cells is that this allows the human species to continue indefinitely, while repressing the unlimited growth of cells in the process of cancer formation.
If germline editing is never going to be allowed, there is no reason to conduct research using human embryos or reproductive cells, he says.
Paul Turek, of The Turek Clinic, to provide financial assistance allowing post-pubertal youth to afford banking their reproductive cells at the time of their cancer diagnosis to remove the cost barrier.
Incentives given to donors of reproductive cells include reimbursement oftravel costs and refreshments.
3 Normally, meiosis produces four reproductive cells.
Once reproductive cells of plasmodium parasite are ingested by a mosquito during a blood meal, they undergo a complex chain of events.
If there is a possibility of using reproductive cells or tissues for medical treatment, these need to be given without profit and with an altruistic spirit," Vrahimi-Petridou explained.
in response to scientists reproducing reproductive cells in test tubes.
Down syndrome, or Trisomy 21, generally is caused by an error in the development of one of the reproductive cells that combine at conception, resulting in an individual with an extra copy of the 21st chromosome.
Ultimately reproductive cells made in the laboratory could be used to restore the fertility of cancer patients or help couples desperate to have children.
Some have an ovary on one side and a testis on the other, but more commonly one or both of these organs that produce reproductive cells is an ovotestis, with a mix of both ovary and testis tissues.
The cobas TaqScreen WNV test is approved for the detection of the virus in plasma specimens from human donors of whole blood and blood components (plasma, red or white cells, platelets) and living donors of cells, reproductive cells, and other tissues.

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