Reproductive GeneticsHalder A*
Department of Reproductive Biology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Ashutosh Halder
Professor, Department of Reproductive Biology
AIIMS, New Delhi, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 30 2016; Accepted Date: July 1, 2016; Published Date: July 5, 2016
Citation: Ashutosh Halder (2016) Reproductive Genetics. J Clin Diagn Res 4:106. doi: 10.4172/2376-0311.1000e106
Copyright: © 2016 Halder A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Genetics has a role in every discipline of medicine. Traditionally it is known that genetic disorders are untreatable hence hesitation to invest on genetic disease. Now this concept is changing. The major contribution of genetics is to predict and prevent a disorder thus decreasing its burden right from the planning of reproduction. To fulfil this objective a new branch, known as Reproductive Genetics, has immerged. Reproductive genetics is a branch of science that deals with the genetic contribution of reproductive process, both natural and assisted. Now it expands to include studying genetic as well as epigenetic modifications of genome and its effect on reproduction. Genetic factors are greatly responsible for infertility, abortion, stillbirth, malformation and cancer. Reproductive genetics is becoming an integral part of today’s reproductive practice due to increase in the burden of reproductive disorders.