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IVF Journal Updates: Hum. Reprod. Table of Contents for October 1, 2016; Vol. 31, No. 10

24 September 2016 by Human Reproduction
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IVF Journal Updates: JBRA Assist. Reprod. V.20 (3) Jul-Aug-Sep, 2016

24 September 2016 by JBRA Assist. Reprod.
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Announcement: Global Embryology Summit: From Basics to Next Generation IVF

21 September 2016 by Illumina

Illumina, in partnership with Hamilton Thorne and Vitrolife, invites you to a 2-day, best practices in embryology and reproductive genetics workshop in Miami, FL.  Under the guidance of leading embryologists and geneticists, this course has been developed to broaden your experience and understanding of best practices in embryology, embryo biopsy, vitrification, time lapse imaging and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). Enrollment confirmations will be sent out no later than October 13, 2016.

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Announcement: Hands-on training in clinical embryology-December 2016 batch

14 September 2016 by Dr Yogita

Asia Pacific Institute of Embryology (ASPIER)

Intensive hands-on training in clinical embryology  December 5-17, 2016

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News: Women freeze eggs to find the right partner

13 September 2016 by Sophie Perry

A study of women opting to freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons has revealed that the most common motivation given was not yet finding the right partner.

Kylie Baldwin, a researcher at De Montfort University in Leicester, interviewed 31 heterosexual women from the UK, US and Norway, aged between 32 and 44, who had decided to freeze their eggs, asking their reasons for doing so. Contrary to some of the perceptions that surround 'social' egg freezing, the results showed that not one of the participants said that they had opted to freeze their eggs for career reasons.

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News: Ten-year egg-freezing limit should be changed

13 September 2016 by Dr Rachel Brown

Following the increase in 'social' egg freezing, the ten-year time limit on the storage of human eggs should be removed, according to a leading academic at the London School of Economics.

The UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, updated in 2008, allows eggs to be stored for up to ten years. The limit was originally introduced because the effects of longer-term storage were unknown, and extensions are only allowed for medical reasons such as those undergoing premature infertility.

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News: Bioethical framework for human-animal embryo research proposed

13 September 2016 by Anneesa Amjad

A prominent bioethicist in the USA has suggested that most of the ethical concerns surrounding the creation of animal-human chimera embryos using human pluripotent stem cells could be reasonably addressed, and that the research may be justified to help patients in need of organ transplants.

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News: Moderate drinking may not affect female fertility

13 September 2016 by Annabel Slater

Drinking fewer than 14 servings of alcohol per week does not affect female fertility, according to a new study.

The results, published in the BMJ, provide evidence for the extent to which alcohol affects female fertility. Official guidelines in several countries, including the UK, USA and Denmark, recommend women trying to conceive should abstain from alcohol. However, current evidence has been unclear.

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News: US sperm donor admits he misled sperm bank

06 September 2016 by Antony Blackburn-Starza

A US man who fathered more than 30 children by sperm donation has reportedly admitted that he lied about his background to a sperm bank, which is currently being sued by the parents of one of the children conceived with his sperm.

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Article: Three years of PGS by NGS: a mature technique for embryo chromosome screening

04 September 2016 by Luis Valiño Castrillón

In June 2013 the first baby resulting from a NGS-PGS screened IVF cycle was born in Pennsylvania, USA. Since this initial approach for the application of NGS to PGS, methodologies have been further streamlined by NGS technology firms and a few highly specialized PGS labs.

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