Dr. Daniel Potter, Medical Director of HRC Fertility, recently co-authored a gender selection paper regarding the effectiveness of flow cytometric sorting of human sperm (MicroSort®) for influencing a child’s sex.

Background
Flow cytometric sorting can be used to separate sperm based on sex chromosome content. Differential fluorescence emitted by stained X- vs. Y-chromosome-bearing sperm enables sorting and collection of samples enriched in either X- or Y-bearing sperm for use to influence the likelihood that the offspring will be a particular sex. Herein we report the effectiveness of flow cytometric sorting of human sperm and its use in human ART procedures.