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How does epigenetics affect egg donation?

By Andrea Rodrigo (embryologist).
Last Update: 12/07/2021

Epigenetics refers to the changes that can occur in gene expression caused by environmental factors. Therefore, although in cases of ovodonation the genetic endowment of the embryo comes from the egg donor, during gestation, the maternal environment can influence the expression of these genes.

 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.