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Article: Mitochondrial replacement therapy and the welfare of the child

18 October 2016 by Dr Mair Crouch - Geneticist and academic lawyer

The announcement of the birth of the first child conceived using a technique to reduce the risk of inheriting a mitochondrial disease was unforeseen. The decision by the medical team from the New Hope Fertility Center in New York City to carry out the procedure in Mexico was deliberate as mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) is not prohibited or regulated there. This may change. Nonetheless, in any country regulation should be required to protect the interests of the child. 

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News: Prescription Drug Use Can Impact Male Fertility

18 October 2016 by ASRM
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Research presented at the Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Salt Lake City shows that prescription medications can adversely affect male fertility.

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News: Skill Level of Individual Doing Embryo Transfer Impacts IVF Success Rates, Can Be Influenced Through Training

18 October 2016 by ASRM
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Two studies presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress focused on the embryo transfer success of an IVF cycle. In the first study a team from Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey examined over 2000 cases from their practice between 2011 and 2015. They chose cycles where the embryo transfer procedure was assigned randomly to a “ET physician of the day” They found that live birth rate was strongly influenced by which individual performed the embryo transfer with success rates ranging from 51% to 66%.

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News: Research Reveals Ways to Improve Access to Infertility Care

18 October 2016 by ASRM
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Many patients who need infertility care do not get it. Research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress examined several approaches to improving access to care for infertility patients.

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News: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Increases Risk of Eating Disorders, PCOS Symptoms Diminish After Bariatric Surgery

18 October 2016 by ASRM
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Two studies presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress looking at Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) show that bariatric surgery can improve androgen excess and ovarian enlargement as well as result in weight loss, and that women with PCOS are at increased risk for eating disorders.

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News: Chemicals in Women’s Diet Affect IVF Success

18 October 2016 by ASRM
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New data presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress shows that pesticides, artificial sweeteners, and sugar found in women’s diets can negatively affect their chances of IVF success.

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News: Prelude Fertility. The $200 Million Startup That Wants To Stop The Biological Clock

17 October 2016 by Prelude Fertility
Prelude Fertility. The $200 Million Startup That Wants To Stop The Biological Clock

Today, Lee Equity Partners, serial entrepreneur Martín Varsavsky, Reproductive Biology Associates (RBA), and My Egg Bank North America (MEB) launched Prelude, a comprehensive fertility company focused on providing proactive fertility care to improve people's chances of having healthy babies when they're ready.

ASRM Booth Number: 1901 

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IVF Journal Updates: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

14 October 2016 by Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology
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Announcement: Northwestern University is recruiting MS applicants

14 October 2016 by Beth Sefton
Northwestern University is recruiting MS applicants

Your future in reproductive science and healthcare starts with Northwestern University. Join the Master of Science in Reproductive Science and Medicine (MS-RSM)

Applications for Fall 2017 are now open: http://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/admission/

 

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Announcement: ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo

13 October 2016 by ASRM
ASRM ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo

The ASRM start this weekend. October 15 - 19, 2016. Salt Palace Convention Center. Salt Lake City, UT.

Quick links to all the information you need.

 

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