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Announcement: 2017 Southwest Embryology Summit - Register NOW

08 November 2016 by Jean Popwell, PhD, HCLD
2017 Southwest Embryology Summit - Register NOW

2017 Southwest Embryology Summit - Phoenix, Arizona - January 6 and 7, 2017 



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News: Suvey on embryology profession/education

07 November 2016 by Alex C VArghese
Suvey on embryology profession/education

global survey on professional and educational status of clinical embryologists/lab professionals and existing gaps in planning future programs.

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IVF Journal Updates: Reproductive BioMedicine Online: Nov-2016 (Volume 33, Issue 5)

01 November 2016 by Reproductive BioMedicine Online

Articles include:

Combined effects of individual culture and atmospheric oxygen on preimplantation mouse embryos in vitro Rebecca L. Kelley, David K. Gardner

Causes and estimated incidences of sex-chromosome misdiagnosis in preimplantation genetic diagnosis of aneuploidy Krithika Ravichandran, Luis Guzman, Tomas Escudero, Xuezhong Zheng, Pere Colls, Amy Jordan, Jacques Cohen, Dagan Wells, Santiago Munne

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News: 'Three-person babies' grow up into healthy teenagers

01 November 2016 by Georgia Everett

Seventeen children conceived through ooplasmic transplantation have all matured with regular health and cognitive abilities, according to a study.

The experimental IVF technique was conducted as part of a previous study led by embryologist Dr Jacques Cohen between 1996-2001 at the Saint Barnabas Medical Centre in Livingston, New Jersey.

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News: Functional mouse eggs made from artificial stem cells

25 October 2016 by Dr Katie Howe

Scientists in Japan are the first to have created live mouse pups from eggs that were made from stem cells.

It is the first time that the entire process of egg development has been recreated in vitro. If the technique could be applied to humans, it could be used to treat female infertility – for older women and those whose ovaries have been damaged by cancer treatment.

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News: WHO considers new definition of infertility that includes being single

25 October 2016 by Dr Rachel Brown

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is considering making changes to the definition of infertility to recognise that every individual has the 'right to reproduce'.

Currently the WHO defines infertility as a disability and 'a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse'.

However, it is considering expanding the definition to include those who are lacking, or unable to find, a sexual partner with whom to naturally conceive.

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News: Profession and income affect IVF success

25 October 2016 by Sarah Pritchard

Female teachers are more likely to conceive during IVF treatment than their peers of a similar age in similarly paid professions, research shows.

The study of more than 1000 women undergoing IVF treatment in the USA also showed that those employed in investment banking and engineering had the worst chances of successful treatment. This was despite another finding that those earning $99,000 (£81,000) or more likely to succeed with IVF than those earning under this figure.

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News: Court allows Australian woman to remove deceased boyfriend's sperm

25 October 2016 by Antony Blackburn-Starza

A woman in Australia has been given permission by the Queensland Supreme Court to extract sperm from her boyfriend after his sudden death.

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News: Age does not increase risk of IVF or ICSI birth defects

25 October 2016 by Lone Hørlyck

Bearing a child at an older age does not increase risk of birth defects when the woman has received IVF or ICSI treatment to become pregnant, a recent study suggests.

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News: UK NEQAS Reproductive Science Scheme 2016 - 2017

24 October 2016 by Hans Stöhr
UK NEQAS Reproductive Science Scheme 2016 - 2017

On November 7 United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Service (UK NEQAS) will start next two distributions for inter-laboratory quality control in reproductive science of periode 2016 - 2017.

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