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News: Infertile couple have baby using mitochondrial donation

28 January 2017 by Antony Blackburn-Starza

A baby has been born in the Ukraine following the use of an experimental IVF procedure known as mitochondrial donation.

Dr Valery Zukin, director of the Nadiya Clinic for Reproductive Medicine in Kiev, announced two pregnancies in October last year following use of a mitochondrial technique called pronuclear transfer that had been performed at the clinic, and which led to the birth of a baby girl on 5 January.

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News: Stem cells reprogrammed to resemble fertilised eggs

28 January 2017 by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

Researchers have successfully turned stem cells into 'totipotent' cells, with characteristics resembling those of fertilised eggs.

This is the first time that stem cells with the capacity to generate all cell types have been created. The researchers say it could broaden the range of tissues that can be generated from stem cells, paving the way for new applications in regenerative medicine.

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News: 'Education genes' linked to lower fertility are declining

28 January 2017 by Rachel Reeves

Genes linked to attaining higher levels of education are declining.

Researchers have found that people with these genes tend to have fewer children and so contribute less to the gene pool. If this decline continues, they predict it could reduce the IQ of future generations.

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News: Almost half of UK public support extending 14 day rule

28 January 2017 by Anna Leida

A recent YouGov poll has shown that almost half of the general public is in favour of legalising research on embryos up to 28 days old.

Human embryo research is currently regulated in the UK by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFE) Act 1990, which states that no research can be carried out on embryos beyond 14 days after fertilisation.

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News: MSc in clinical embryology & pre-implantation genetics

24 January 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 (Asia Pacific Institute of Embryology) offers the above course starting from July 2016

 

 

 

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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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News: PRACTICAL TRAINING SCHOOL FOR EMBRYOLOGISTS

16 January 2017 by Marc Van den Bergh
PRACTICAL TRAINING SCHOOL FOR EMBRYOLOGISTS

FINALLY A LABORATORY TO TRAIN EMBRYOLOGISTS

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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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