The programme will provide embryologists with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of embryo biopsy. As well as lectures, the course will include hands on practicals and demonstrations of cleavage stage and blastocyst biopsy. During the two days, delegates will not become competent at these techniques but will have enough hands on to go away and practice in their own laboratory setting. The workshop will also allow scientists to discuss the technology with their peers and with experts in the field. Delegates will be given copies of the powerpoint presentations.
Scientists have used embryonic stem cells to create three-dimensional early-stage human embryos that are more complex than any previous lab-generated embryo model. The researchers hope these structures or 'embryoids' will provide crucial insights into the earliest events underlying human development.
The chance of success with fertility treatment using IVF or ICSI decreases if a man is over 51, according to a new study.
The increasingly popular technique ICSI has no advantages over IVF in treating cases not related to male infertility, according to a new study.
Exposure to environmental air pollutants may decrease a woman's ovarian reserve, suggests a new study.
While IVF use in Europe has risen, the success rates after IVF or (intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) appear to have peaked.
The Australian High Court has ruled that a man who provided sperm to a friend is the legal father of her child.
Freezing embryos for later implantation or using them fresh makes no difference to the success of IVF, according to a new study.
France plans to lift a ban preventing single women and lesbian couples from accessing IVF and other fertility treatments, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has announced.
An Oldham councillor is urging for Jean Purdy, one of the three people who developed IVF, to be formally acknowledged for her work, after letters revealed how the Oldham Health Authority ignored requests for Purdy to be recognised in the 1980s.