Reproductive Genetics and Epigenetics
Reproductive genetics is a field of science dealing with the genetic aspects of the reproductive process, both normal and aided. It now encompasses the study of genetic and epigenetic alterations to the genome, as well as their effect on reproduction. Infertility, abortion, miscarriage, malformation, and cancer are all related to genetic factors. Owing to an increase in the prevalence of reproductive disorders, reproductive genetics is becoming increasingly important in today's reproductive practice. Covalent modifications of DNA and core histones that control gene activity without modifying DNA sequences are referred to as epigenetics. Rare imprinting conditions, molar births, and childhood cancers are among the human disorders related to epigenetic abnormalities. Early embryonic development and germ cell development are critical periods when epigenetic trends are formed or preserved.
- Track 1-1 Molar pregnancies
- Track 2-2 childhood cancers
- Track 3-3 Germ cell development
- Track 4-4 Early embryo development
- Track 5-5 DNA sequencing