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Can male infertility be hereditary?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Mounting evidence suggests that male infertility may be added to the growing list of adult diseases that originate in the fetus. Researchers studying the epigenetics of DNA found that sperm DNA from men with abnormal sperm or low sperm counts had high levels of methylation—one of the ways the body regulates gene expression. That methylated DNA becomes half of the fetus's genome—a perfect example of how epigenetic effects can be passed on from one generation to the next.
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