The new genetics: Molecular technology and reproductive biology

W. J. Butler, P. G. McDonough

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


Recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) technology has had a major impact during the last decade on the field of biology. Advances in molecular biology have provided new tools to investigate poorly understood disorders of reproduction, yielding new insights into the etiology of recurrent pregnancy loss and intersex syndromes. Gene cloning has allowed the characterization and expression of genes coding for various hormones, with a potential for improved diagnosis and treatment of reproductive dysfunctions. Understanding the basis for this new technology will allow the clinician to use the resulting diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to his patient's benefit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-386
Number of pages12
JournalFertility and sterility
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


Dive into the research topics of 'The new genetics: Molecular technology and reproductive biology'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this