GENDER: cytomic separation of X/Y successful

Kathryn Aegis (
Mon, 14 Sep 1998 08:45:50 -0700 (PDT)

The September issue of the journal _Human Reproduction_ contains an article in which the Genetics and IVF Institute describes the world's first delivery of normal babies after use of a prenatal sex selection method known as flow cytometric human sperm separation ('MicroSort'). In other words, we have entered the era wherein parents undergoing fertilization methods may select whether their child will be male or female.

The citation: 'Births of normal daughters after MicroSort sperm separation and intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization, or intracytoplasmic sperm injection' by E.F. Fugger, et al. _Human Reproduction_ September, 1998.

The text of the article can be accessed at

Kathryn Aegis