22 March 2017
Vol 9, Issue 382

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ONLINE COVER A Close-Up View of Little Swimmers. This image depicts a mobile phone application being used to analyze a sperm sample to assess its quality. To simplify the evaluation of male infertility and make sperm quality testing simpler, private, and more affordable, Kanakasabapathy et al. developed a device that attaches to a mobile phone and a corresponding application that uses the phone's camera and built-in electronics. With this method, untrained users could perform accurate analysis of sperm quality in unprocessed samples by following a few simple steps. [CREDIT: GILANK BARA VERDANA/RAVASTRA DESIGN STUDIO]