Dad's Genome More Ready at Fertilization Than Mom's is -- But Hers Catches Up, Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Study

Published: May 10, 2013

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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.

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