This course is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).Once course is completed you will be awarded with 20 ECMEC´s credits. More information in FAQ´s.
Biomedical Professionals, Biotechnologists, Andrologists and Embryologists
This course describes firstly the molecular bases of sex, genes implied in sex determination and hormones involved in sexual differentiation. These definitions allow the description of a set of pathologies related to gene or hormone alterations that will generate potential patients of assisted reproduction treatments. It describes the molecular bases of sex selection to later deepen in the technical procedure and the advantages that sex selection offer to livestock and endangered species. In the end, it considers alternative sex selection methods and a deep analysis of the alterations in the sex ratio due to biological, environmental or cultural reasons.
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1. Importance of preconception and preimplantation sexing in animals
2. Analysis of the sperm DNA content: bases of the X/Y separation
3. Legislation on sex determination
4. Molecular and cellular bases of sex
5. Sex differentiation in mammals
6. Sex determination and differentiation in humans and associated alterations
7. Advantages of sexual reproduction
8. Clinical relevance of preconception and preimplantation sex selection in humans
9. Alternative sexing methods
10. Alterations in the sex ratio