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The Journal of Reproduction and Development (JRD) is an international, peer-reviewed Open Access publication, and the official journal of the Society for Reproduction and Development. In six issues per year, JRD publishes basic studies of reproductive biology in vertebrates, including gametogenesis, early embryonic development, placenta development, implantation, reproductive endocrine function and reproductive organ development. JRD also welcomes applied and clinical studies that contribute to the control of reproduction in wild, domestic and laboratory animals, and to the development of new technology to address issues in the field of reproduction. Human clinical case reports are not published by the journal.

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In chickens, cryopreservation of primordial germ cells (PGCs), the embryonic precursors of gametes, is the best way to cryobank chicken germplasm. However, as cryoprotectants are yet to be optimized for chicken PGCs, the efficacy of cryomedia can be further improved. Hamai et al. designed dimethyl sulfoxide-based and propylene glycol-based cryomedia in conjunction with trehalose and serum that achieved >50% recovery of viable PGCs after thawing while maintaining germline competency (Hamai et al. Development of cryopreservation media for the slow-freezing of cultured primordial germ cells in chicken, pp. 109–117). The offspring of Kurokashiwa, a rare chicken breed in Japan, was successfully revived from PGCs cryopreserved in this cryomedia.

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    Mouse somatic cell nuclear transfer: what has changed and remained unchanged in 25 years.
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  • JRD Outstanding Paper Award in 2022 Congratulations!
    • Shinya IKEDA:
      Disruption of piRNA machinery by deletion of ASZ1/GASZ results in the expression of aberrant chimeric transcripts in gonocytes. Vol.68(2): 125–136.
      Adenovirus-mediated gene delivery restores fertility in congenitally infertile female mice. Vol. 68(6): 369–376.
    • Yuhei KOGASAKA:
      Generation of germ cell-deficient pigs by NANOS3 knockout. Vol. 68(6): 361–368.
    • Tomohiro KOHAMA:
      In vitro production of viable eggs from isolated mouse primary follicles by successive culture. Vol. 68(1): 38–44.
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