Category: "Biology"

Embryo Morphology Assessment

July 8th, 2015
Some researchers and clinicians believe embryo morphology and development characteristics can be used to assess the viability of IVF embryos to increase chances of a successful pregnancy. Healthy embryos, i.e. the most viable zygotes that will develop… more »

Cystic Fibrosis and its Analysis

June 17th, 2015
Cystic Fibrosis, also called Mucoviscidos, is a hereditary disease (autosomal recessive) in which exocrine (secretory) glands produce abnormally thick mucus. This mucus can cause problems in digestion, breathing, and body cooling. It affects up to one… more »

Chromosome lengths

March 20th, 2013
Here is a quick list of the sizes of human chromosomes in assembly GRCh37 as defined by Ensembl: chrom length [bp] 1 249,250,621 2 243,199,373 3 198,022,430 4 191,154,276 5 180,915,260 6 171,115,067 7 159,138,663 8 146,364,022 9 141,213,431 10… more »

ENCODE publication interview

October 1st, 2012
Following on from the publication of the main papers of the ENCODE (Encyclopedia Of DNA Elements) scale-up phase, here are a few key points about the project and the results. more »

Male infertility genetics

August 17th, 2012
10-15% of couples are faced with some kind of infertility issue, in almost half the cases there are (co-)factors on the male side. Male infertility factors are often based on sperm abnormalities which can be categorized into more »