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Can sex be selected using this technique?

By Rebeca Reus.
Last Update: 08/28/2018

No. This technique is based on a marker that is in the sperm cell membrane. To date, there is no known external marker that allows us to separate the sperm with the X sex chromosome (fetus will be XX, female) from those with the Y sex chromosome (fetus will be XY, male).

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 Rebeca Reus
Rebeca Reus
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
Embryologist. Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).