Reproductive techniques

The term 'reproductive techniques' describes any method or technology used to generate a new individual, including techniques used in selective breeding, cloning and assisted reproduction technologies.

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  • Reviews |

    Subfertility affects one in six couples worldwide and is associated with emotional distress and reduced quality of life. This Primer by Farquhar and colleagues discusses the causes, diagnosis and treatment of female subfertility.

    • Cynthia M. Farquhar
    • , Siladitya Bhattacharya
    • , Sjoerd Repping
    • , Sebastiaan Mastenbroek
    • , Mohan S. Kamath
    • , Jane Marjoribanks
    •  & Jacky Boivin
  • Reviews |

    Endometriosis is a common inflammatory disease associated with pelvic pain and infertility and is characterized by the presence of tissue outside the uterus that resembles endometrium. This Primer describes the pathogenesis of the condition and the current outlook for future research.

    • Krina T. Zondervan
    • , Christian M. Becker
    • , Kaori Koga
    • , Stacey A. Missmer
    • , Robert N. Taylor
    •  & Paola Viganò
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    The Southern (SWR) and Northern (NWR) are two subspecies of the White Rhinoceros with the NWR being almost extinct. Here, using assisted reproduction technology, the authors produce and cryopreserve SWR purebred and NWR-SWR hybrid embryos developed to the blastocyst stage, and also generate embryonic stem cell lines, in an attempt to save genes of the NWR.

    • Thomas B. Hildebrandt
    • , Robert Hermes
    • , Silvia Colleoni
    • , Sebastian Diecke
    • , Susanne Holtze
    • , Marilyn B. Renfree
    • , Jan Stejskal
    • , Katsuhiko Hayashi
    • , Micha Drukker
    • , Pasqualino Loi
    • , Frank Göritz
    • , Giovanna Lazzari
    •  & Cesare Galli
  • Reviews |

    Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is the most widely used method of fertilization in assisted reproductive technology. Here, the authors provide a historical overview of ICSI development, discuss indications for ICSI in both male factor and non-male factor infertility conditions, and describe potential consequences of ICSI for the health of resulting offspring.

    • Sandro C. Esteves
    • , Matheus Roque
    • , Giuliano Bedoschi
    • , Thor Haahr
    •  & Peter Humaidan
  • Reviews |

    Male infertility is a multifactorial pathological condition, and its genetic landscape is highly complex. Here, Krausz and Riera-Escamilla describe our current understanding of the genetics of male infertility and the clinical implications of this knowledge.

    • Csilla Krausz
    •  & Antoni Riera-Escamilla

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