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Genetics

Genetics is the branch of biology that studies how biological inheritance is transmitted from parents to children and how our body works. Learn the details of the specialty and the latest avant-garde. The transmission of diseases and what we can do at Instituto Bernabeu to detect them and prevent them from being transmitted to new generations. As well as the new tests and firsts that arise from our lines of research.

GCT Basic. The analysis of 49 genes that can cause the 50 major recessive and X-linked diseases

GCT Basic. The analysis of 49 genes that can cause the 50 major recessive and X-linked diseases

The basic genetic compatibility test (GCT) is a basic screening that analyses the most prevalent diseases in the population due to the high incidence of carriers in the general population. This preconception genetic screening analyses […]

The importance of DNA in our lives: 25 April World DNA Day

The importance of DNA in our lives: 25 April World DNA Day

The 25th of April is DNA Day, which commemorates Watson and Crick’s discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953. This date also coincides with another important milestone in the history of DNA, namely the […]

Fertigenetics; Genetic tests to improve reproductive prognosis

Fertigenetics; Genetic tests to improve reproductive prognosis

It is estimated that around 15% of couples are infertile, that is, they are unable to complete a pregnancy and carry it to term. The origin of infertility is very varied and includes, among others, […]

Thalassaemias

Thalassaemias

Thalassaemias include a group of hereditary anaemias (from mild to lethal) caused by defects in the synthesis of one or more globin chains. Globins are the protein part of haemoglobin, the red blood cells main […]

Kallmann Syndrome: Hypogonadism in women and men

Kallmann Syndrome: Hypogonadism in women and men

Kallmann syndrome is a genetic disease characterised by an absence of sex hormones (hypogonadism) due to a deficit of gonadotropin-GnRH (hypogonadotropic) hormone releasing and, lack of smell (anosmia).

Severe male factor: is there a genetic cause?

Severe male factor: is there a genetic cause?

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 10% of couples will experience fertility problems. Some 50% of the causes are due to a male factor. Many men with fertility problems have a very low […]

Kartagener’s Syndrome

Kartagener’s Syndrome

Kartagener’s Syndrome is a hereditary genetic disease, described in 1933, it shows a low incidence in the population (1: 20,000 cases approx.) and occurs from birth. Its inheritance is autosomal recessive, which means that both […]

Swyer syndrome or pure gonadal dysgenesis

Swyer syndrome or pure gonadal dysgenesis

Swyer syndrome is characterised by a discrepancy between the patient’s karyotype and sexual phenotype (gonadal dysgenesis). While patients have a male karyotype (46,XY), they are female in appearance and have normal external genitals. A more […]

GCT: Genetic Compatibility Test to avoid passing hereditary diseases

GCT: Genetic Compatibility Test to avoid passing hereditary diseases

Our Genetic Compatibility Test (GCT) based on next-generation DNA sequencing analyzes more than  600 or 3000 disorders. For a person with an hereditary disease, eliminating the chance of passing that disease on to their children becomes a desire […]

Testosterone and its effect on Male and female fertility

Testosterone and its effect on Male and female fertility

Testosterone is an androgenic sex hormone produced primarily in the testes, however the adrenal glands also secrete small amounts. It’s considered the most important androgen hormone in men, as it influences spermatogenesis, development of secondary […]

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