Your contribution makes a difference
Thank you for considering donating your DNA to our Research Programme into genetic causes of infertility.
Infertility is defined as “a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse” (Zegers-Hochschild et al., 2009). The field of reproductive medicine is a neglected area of research with some areas being described as in crisis (De Jonge & Barratt, 2019).
As a patient suffering from infertility you can potentially make a real impact into improving our knowledge of causes of infertility and failed assisted conception treatment by helping us understand genetic causes of this disease. Already we can provide you with more insight thanks to the generous contribution of previous patients.
For example, this summary demonstrates that we are now able to test for genetic abnormalities in the sperm-specific calcium channel that is necessary for IVF to work. Men carry mutations that impair the function of this channel may wish to consider using ICSI as their first treatment option.
It is Fertility Genomics founding mission to understand the causes of, and to contribute to development of treatments for, infertility and to be able to inform the patient treatment path to achieve fertilisation success. Together we can work to make this happen. It is our commitment to contribute at least 5% of our profit to infertility research. Thank you for your consideration.
De Jonge & Barratt (2019). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31241256
Zegers-Hochschild et al., 2009. https://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(09)03688-7/fulltext