The Oncofertility Consortium and ASRM have partnered to establish this online certificate course covering principles of fertility preservation for reproductive health professionals. This course will provide an organized, easily accessible, and evidenced-based review of established and experimental therapies for fertility preservation, patient selection, and pre- and post-treatment counseling, as well as ethical considerations in this emerging field.
We are very excited and pleased to invite you to 4th Congress of Croatian Society of Clinical Embryologists with international participation, which will be held on Brijuni island (Croatia) from 7th - 10th of September. The title of our event is "Quality control and new technologies in clinical embriology".
Hope that you will join us!
The fertility doctor who led the team which produced the world's first baby through mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) is now looking to use the same technique in a commercial venture.
Dr John Zhang of the New Hope Fertility Center Clinic in New York City aims to use the maternal spindle transfer process to 'rejuvenate' the eggs of older women aged 42 to 47, according to press reports last week.
New IVF book available:
This volume provides a comprehensive and technical presentation of numerous aspects of reproductive cell tissue cryopreservation, and presents readers with current procedures and detailed discussions of novel techniques and the latest innovations. The chapters in this book are divided into five parts and cover subjects such as: immature oocyte cryopreservation, human sperm vitrification and slow-freezing, directional freezing of ovarian tissue, automated vitrification systems, and detailed protocols on popular and commercially available cryopreservation/vitrification systems. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
The recent study from Dreyer et al  examining the chance of natural pregnancy following hysterosalpingography (HSG) has provoked a significant amount of interest in the lay press, with suggestions that this well established diagnostic fertility test could be offered therapeutically and be considered as an alternative to IVF.
In recent years, there has been an explosion in the number of children diagnosed with autism. There is seemingly one in every classroom, most of them boys; some are quiet and nerdy, others may be disruptive and aggressive. Most have normal intelligence, and can be educated in mainstream schools. Parents of such children question why one child is affected when often their siblings develop perfectly normally. We have few answers, but most research shows that genetic inheritance plays by far the largest role.
BTA is an IVF training institute in the fied of ARTgies. We offer short courses and hands on training.Our aim is to offer the most advance and globally competitive training in the field of ART. BTA centre besides being optimally equipped with the state of art equipment, mentors the trainees by renowned IVF specialist, Embryologist and clinicians. We aim to equip you for every challenge in the world of Infertility practice, with the knowledge and experience of the best faculties in the field and exposure and skill in the latest technology.
Non-invasive preimplantation genetic screening using array comparative genomic hybridization on spent culture media: a proof-of-concept pilot study
Michael Feichtinger, Enrico Vaccari, Luca Carli, Elisabeth Wallner, Ulrike Mädel, Katharina Figl, Simone Palini, Wilfried Feichtinger
Outcomes of immature oocytes collected from ovarian tissue for cryopreservation in adult and prepubertal patients
Giovanna Fasano, Julie Dechène, Raffaella Antonacci, Jamila Biramane, Anne-Sophie Vannin, Anne Van Langendonckt, Fabienne Devreker, Isabelle Demeestere
A donor-conceived Dutch woman, Emi Stikkelman, is the first to find her sperm donor using an American commercial DNA bank, Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant reports.
Stikkelman had sent three DNA specimens to DNA banks: the commercial database revealed that she shared key genetic markers with an Australian woman. Using this information, she and family history researcher Els Leijs identified and traced her donor.
The German Parliament has passed the Sperm Donor Registry Act, which will allow children born from 2018 onwards to access their donors' information.
'Everyone has the right to know who they descend from. With this law, we take this basic human need into account. Through the establishment of a national sperm donor registry, we strengthen the right of children to know their origins. At the same time, we will ensure for a high protection of stored personal data,' said health secretary Hermann Gröhe.