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Cornell creates Center for Reproductive Genomics

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Ithaca, N.Y. - Cornell University has launched the Center for Reproductive Genomics, a research hub to determine how genetics affect human and animal infertility.

ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University has launched the Center for Reproductive Genomics, a research hub to determine how genetics affect human and animal infertility.

The center will combine basic and clinical research in reproductive sciences on Cornell's Ithaca campus and at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) in New York City, which has one of the country's leading fertility clinics. A $5 million grant is being submitted to the National Institutes of Health to fund the center.

Paula Cohen, PhD, an assistant professor of genetics within Cornell's veterinary college, is the center's director.

Researchers plan to run WCMC data through animal models within the veterinary college. These fertility studies could benefit wildlife conservation as well as cattle-and horse-breeding programs, officials say.

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