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A professor from Queen's University Belfast, after studying for decades, has found a unique way of measuring damaged DNA in individual sperm which will ultimately help in infertility treatment. The test has been given the name SpermComet as it looks like a comet in the sky.
The SpermComet is the most sensitive test available to help clinics tailor treatment specifically to the man's needs, bringing hope to millions of couples across the globe. It has emerged that one in six couples suffer from infertility. It is believed that the study will help couples detect damaged DNA and would help the doctors to treat their infertility.
Sheena Lewis, main researcher of the study, said, "Good quality sperm DNA is closely associated with getting pregnant and having a healthy baby, and the SpermComet test is the most sensitive test available for sperm DNA testing".
Meanwhile, a recent Japanese study has linked smoking in fathers during their partners' pregnancies with earlier menopause in daughters. The study has also highlighted that newly couples who smoke and are planning to have baby may put the life of innocent infants in trouble. Therefore, couples have been advised to quit smoking. The findings of the study were published in the journal Fertility and Sterility.