Xytex standards to support scientific breakthrough regarding stressed out sperm

AUGUSTA, GA—October 19, 2018

A study published in ScienceNews in December 2017 uncovered how stress changes the genetic makeup of a male’s sperm. Although the discovery that stress could be passed from one generation to the next through the father’s sperm had previously been documented, this is the first time that researchers have been able to witness the way in which stress is transferred.

This study, using mice, focused on the location within the male reproductive system where sperm cells mature. As test subjects were presented with alarming stimuli for extended periods of time, their sperm showed a consistently altered genetic makeup in their RNA, producing offspring with an overabundance of the stress hormone corticosterone.

“At Xytex, we believe it’s important to continuously evolve our understanding of every aspect of genetics—even at the molecular level—to deliver our clients the highest quality product,” said Dr. Joan Diamond, VP of Clinical Operations. “That’s why we operate under the guidance of a highly experienced team composed of geneticists, women’s health and industry experts as well as subjected sperm samples to rigorous testing.”

Xtyex has provided top quality donor sperm for more than 40 years. With the highest quality commitment in the industry, we increase a client’s chances of success with fewer attempts. To prove our commitment, Xytex stays on the cutting edge of scientific advancement regarding sperm, helping us enhance our standards to offer clients donor sperm that is the industry’s most selective and most successful.


About Xytex

Since 1975, Xytex has helped women fulfill their dream of growing their families using the highest quality donor sperm. All our donors undergo extensive physical, psychosocial, background and genetics screenings to ensure that we provide the best chance possible for conceiving healthy babies. All tissue is securely stored in our on-site facility to provide customers with peace of mind knowing their donor sperm is handled with care.