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NEW YORK – A new method has enabled Harvard Medical School researchers to study tens of thousands of sperm genomes in parallel to examine variation in meiosis.

Previous studies have relied on genotyping data from families or direct visualization to investigate meiosis — a process needed for reproduction that is error-prone and can lead to aneuploidy. Harvard's Steven McCarroll and his colleagues have now created an approach they dubbed Sperm-seq to sequence thousands of sperm genomes quickly and at the same time. 

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