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News: Discussion of ethics of new IVG technique is needed, say US experts

22 January 2017 by Annabel Slater

Three US experts say public conversation should begin now on the ethical questions raised by a new fertility technology that could reprogram any human cell into eggs and sperm.

In the future, the technology of in vitro gametogenesis (IVG) could 'reprogram' adults cells, such as skin cells, into functional gametes to produce embryos. Writing in Science Translational Medicine, the authors warn IVG could lead to unique regulatory challenges and they call for debate on its prospective use and impact on society.

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News: UK NEQAS Reproductive Science Scheme 2016 - 2017

20 January 2017 by Hans Stöhr
UK NEQAS Reproductive Science Scheme 2016 - 2017

On February 6 United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Service (UK NEQAS) will next distribution for inter-laboratory quality control in reproductive science of periode 2016 - 2017.

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16 January 2017 by Marc Van den Bergh


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IVF Journal Updates: Reproductive Biomedicine Online. January 2017 Volume 34, Issue 1, p1-114

15 January 2017 by Reproductive Biomedicine Online
Reproductive Biomedicine Online. January 2017 Volume 34, Issue 1, p1-114

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News: Announcement of embryology training-2017

14 January 2017 by Dr Yogita

Asia Pacific Institute of Embryology (ASPIER), one of the best training institutes in the world is now accepting admissions for August batch. Known for its intensive hands-on approach with the aim of developing skills in embryology particularly ICSI and vitrification, ASPIER is a sought after place for embryology training fromall over the world as it ensures that the trainees acquire the embryology skills. ASPIER is the only institute where trainees will actually perform the whole process of IVF, ICSI and Vitrification in addition to denudation of oocytes, testicular tissue processing, sperm DNA fragmentation, etc.

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News: Implanting two embryos could reduce IVF success

10 January 2017 by Ayala Ochert

Implanting two embryos can reduce IVF success by a quarter if one of the embryos is of poorer quality, new research suggests.

The results of the study, involving 1472 embryos, were presented at the annual conference of the British Fertility Society in Edinburgh last week.

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News: IVF culture medium can double the chance of success

10 January 2017 by Annabel Slater

The type of culture media used in IVF can more than double the chance of producing healthy embryos and significantly affect chances of successful conception.

Between 50 and 80 percent of embryos created through IVF have abnormal numbers of chromosomes. This was believed to be caused by errors in the DNA of the egg or sperm. Yet research now indicates that the genetic make-up of embryos is influenced by the chemical culture they are stored in, prior to implantation in the womb.

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Conference: Upper Egypt Assisted Reproductive Conference

06 January 2017 by UEARS

UEARS is Back with a suburb scientific programme.

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Featured Product: Optimising Laboratory Environment for Successful IVF Outcomes with Geotech’s G100

01 January 2017 by Geotech
Optimising Laboratory Environment for Successful IVF Outcomes with Geotech’s G100

The accuracy of incubator gases within an IVF laboratory plays a major role in success of IVF programs in any fertility clinic today.  Given the crucial role that the incubator plays in the IVF process, the conditions within the incubator in an IVF laboratory must be optimal at all times to increase the likelihood of a successful assisted reproductive treatment. 

Geotech’s G100 portable CO2 analyser has been specifically designed to ensure optimum conditions are met within an incubator for high quality monitoring. The G100’s is equipped with an easy to read menu and large, well lit display. This makes it simple and efficient to use, while providing users with quick and accurate readings of gas levels within an incubator. 

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News: First baby born using ovary frozen before puberty

01 January 2017 by Dr Rosie Gilchrist

A 24-year old has become the first woman to give birth after a transplant of ovarian tissue that was taken before puberty.

Moaza al Matrooshi from Dubai gave birth at the Portland hospital in London this week, following a transplant last year of one of her ovaries, which had been removed and frozen when she was nine years old.

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