Egg genome reprogrammed to match sperm’s with or without a parental genome

The following is an excerpt of a longer story.

Researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have discovered that while the genes provided by the father arrive at fertilization pre-programmed to the state needed by the embryo, the genes provided by the mother are in a different state and must be reprogrammed to match. The findings have important implications for both developmental biology and cancer biology.

View the full story here: Egg Genome Is Reprogrammed To Match Sperm’s With Or Without A Paternal Genome

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