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The First Baby

Trial studying the use of next-generation sequencing-based pre-implantation genetic screening has its first birth, the Guardian reports.

Loci identified in a genome-wide association study of women with spontaneous fraternal twin birth offers clues to the hormonal processes behind this propensity.

The test uses Illumina arrays to measure genome-wide sperm DNA methylation patterns in order to predict male fertility status and resulting embryo quality.

They will work to accelerate the launch of Celmatix's infertility genetics tests and develop early screening tests for declining ovarian function.

Researchers have found an accumulation of mutations in the genome of the African cheetah that may contribute to its low reproductive success.

Researchers in Saudi Arabia sequenced the exomes of women having trouble conceiving and found a mutation that appears to halt early embryonic development.

Check the Levels

A test examining mitochondrial DNA levels appears to increase pregnancy rates at fertility clinics, the Guardian reports.

The Personalized Reproductive Medicine Initiative will investigate how an individual's genetic signature and personalized metrics affect overall fertility.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: transcript patterns in drug-resistant cancer cells, function of high-altitude adaption gene, and more.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: single-cell resolution reference maps of the mouse and human immune system, sperm RNA as biomarker of male infertility, and more.

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In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.