Extended fertility and longevity The genetic and epigenetic link

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The authors review the evidence connecting women’s extended fertility with longevity. The connection relies on the synthesis of data from epidemiology, genomics, epigenomics, and gene expression.

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Inflammatory biomarkers and telomere length in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Friday, January 30, 2015
Leukocyte telomere length (LTL) did not differ between PCOS and control groups; however, C-reactive protein and homocysteine were negatively correlated with LTL in the PCOS group.

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Oocyte competency is the key to embryo potential

Friday, January 30, 2015
The oocyte is the major determinant of embryo developmental competence. Technology has improved the noninvasive assessment of oocyte quality. Analysis of polar body DNA may provide insight into the prediction of embryo developmental competence.

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In every end there is a beginning Telomeres in male reproduction

Monday, July 14, 2014
Reflections on "Telomere homeostasis is compromised in spermatocytes from patients with idiopathic infertility" by Reig-Viader et al.

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Telomeres and Human Reproduction

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Telomere dynamics differ between the female and male germ lines: oocytes have short telomeres, and their erosion recapitulates the reproductive aging phenotype, and telomere length in sperm increases with age.

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