Analyzing Sperm DNA Damage to Diagnose Male Infertility

ANNA MACDONALD, MOLLY CAMPBELL | October 23, 2019

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In over a third of infertile couples, male infertility is thought to play a role in the inability to conceive a child. Sperm DNA damage is a leading cause of male infertility but is a measure that is not analyzed by current fertility tests. The knock-on effect of this is a reduction in the potential success of fertility treatments such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). A recent collaborative study between Examen and the Lister Fertility Clinic in London used Examen’s COMET assay to measure sperm DNA damage in men with unexplained infertility. We spoke with Professor Sheena Lewis, CEO of Examen, to learn more about the study, the links between sperm DNA damage and infertility, and the value of adding this parameter to fertility testing.

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