09/10/2018 by Campion Fund
There is a story, maybe true, maybe not, of a college instructor who told her freshman biology class “The DNA in your somatic cells are uniquely yours, but the DNA in your sperm or eggs belongs to all humankind.” What she was reminding her students is the simple fact that...
08/11/2018 by Campion Fund
Sarah England, PhD has been appointed to the Campion Fund Scientific Advisory Board. She is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Alan A and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She is also the Associate Director of the university’s Center...
07/11/2018 by Campion Fund
The Y chromosome emerged at least 180 million years ago, some say 300 million years ago. It evolved in a slow-step-wise fashion from autosomes along with the X. Over eons the Y chromosome became smaller than the X, a process that became known as Y degeneration. During its evolution...
06/12/2018 by Campion Fund
tsRNAs are novel paternal epigenetic factors that impact male reproductive health and effect the offspring of fathers. Qi Chen, PhD of the University of Nevada, Reno, and colleagues have demonstrated that sperm transfer RNA-derived small RNAs (tsRNAs) are present in a mouse model in late spermatogenesis and in mature sperm. ...
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