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dc.contributor.editorLienhard, Dina A.en_US
dc.creatorBlight, Alysse
dc.date2019-09-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-20T21:07:14Z
dc.date.available2019-09-20T21:07:14Z
dc.date.created2019-09-20
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13125
dc.description.abstractIn 1973, Ronald Ericsson developed the Ericsson method, which is a technique used to separate human male sperm cells by their genetic material. Ericsson, a physician and reproduction researcher, developed the method while conducting research on sperm isolation in Berlin, Germany, in the early 1970s. He found that the sperm cells that carry male-producing Y chromosomes move through liquid faster than the cells that carry female-producing X chromosomes. As a result of his findings, Ericsson suggested suspending a semen sample in a viscous liquid made from albumin protein, and collecting only sperm that quickly pass through the liquid. Shortly after Ericsson described his method, researchers demonstrated that it was effective for sex selection. However, later studies contested those results. Despite that, the Ericsson method is still utilized by couples in 2018 as a means of sex selection and was the first sperm separation technique used in combination with artificial insemination to enable people to select the sex of their children.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectTechnologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshSex chromosomesen_US
dc.subject.lcshGonosomesen_US
dc.subject.lcshSpermen_US
dc.subject.lcshMale gametesen_US
dc.subject.lcshSpermatozoaen_US
dc.subject.meshSex Preselectionen_US
dc.subject.meshX-Chromosome-Bearing Spermen_US
dc.subject.meshY-Chromosome-Bearing Spermen_US
dc.titleEricsson Method of Sperm Separationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoTechnologiesen_US
dc.subject.tagRonald Ericssonen_US
dc.subject.tagSperm separationen_US
dc.subject.tagSex chromosomeen_US
dc.subject.tagSperm cellsen_US
dc.subject.tagSex predeterminationen_US
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