|20 March 2017 by ALPHA|
ALPHA's 12th Biennial Conference will take place 17-20 May, 2018 at the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, Reykjavík, Iceland.[Read more]
|19 March 2017 by Dr Katie Howe|
Chinese scientists have successfully used genome editing to correct mutations in viable human embryos for the first time.
The study used CRISPR technology, which has previously been used to edit genes in non-viable human embryos. These attempts had very low success rates but it was not known if this was because the embryos had an extra set of chromosomes.[Read more]
|14 March 2017 by Dr Yogita|
MSc in Clinical Embryology & Pre-implantation Genetics from The University of Mysore, India, offered by ASPIER (Asia Pacific Institute of Embryology)
On the occasion of centenary celebrations of the University of Mysore,ASPIER offers the above course starting from July-2016.[Read more]
|12 March 2017 by Anna Leida|
Stem cells from an adult mouse have been used to grow a structure resembling a mouse embryo in vitro for the first time.
The ability to study the early stages of embryo development outside the womb may one day help explain why a significant number of human pregnancies fail. This breakthrough in developmental research originated from the same team at University of Cambridge which recently developed a technique that allows human embryos to develop in the lab up to the legal limit of 14 days in the UK.[Read more]
|12 March 2017 by Emma Laycock|
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has called for a ban on using early prenatal testing to find out the sex or sequence the whole genome of the fetus.
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a simple blood test which analyses fetal DNA in a pregnant woman. From 2018, the NHS will offer the test for high-risk pregnancies at nine weeks to screen for Down's syndrome and other conditions.[Read more]
|02 March 2017 by Dr Barbara Kramarz|
The Zika virus reduces the size of testes in infected mice up to 21 days after infection, according to a recent study.
Researchers led by Professor Erol Fikrig at the Yale University School of Medicine, USA, found that Zika virus levels peaked in the bloodstream of infected male mice five days post-infection and persisted till day nine. After three weeks, the researchers observed significantly reduced size of testes in these mice compared to control mice, but the virus was not detectable in the bloodstream at all.[Read more]
|02 March 2017 by Boris Becker|
The results of the third edition of IVF AWARD[Read more]
|20 February 2017 by Beth Sefton|
|19 February 2017 by Helen Robertson|
Women who have physically demanding jobs or non-daytime working hours may experience decreased fertility, according to a study.
Previous studies had suggested a possible link between non-standard working hours or physically taxing jobs and reduced fertility, but this is the first to try and link such work factors to biological markers. The results appear to be strongest in older, overweight or obese women.[Read more]
|19 February 2017 by Ayala Ochert|
Miscarriage rates following IVF appear to increase when the clocks go forward in the spring, according to a study.
The results were particularly marked among patients who had suffered a previous pregnancy loss, but no change was noted when the clocks were turned back in the autumn.[Read more]