Louise Brown is an extraordinary woman. Extraordinary by virtue of her conception – the first IVF baby. On 25 July 2018 Louise Brown and the world are celebrating her 40th Birthday.
July 25th 2018 marks a very special day. The birthday of Louise Brown, the first IVF baby. Since then more than 8 million IVF babies have bought unimaginable happiness to parents who might other wise never be able to know such joy. As we all celebrate 40 years of IVF there will be many articles reliving the history, progress and future of assisted reproductive technology. I wanted to take a look at this special moment through the eyes of some very special people, the embryologists who make this all happen.
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Dear fellow embryologists,
July 25th, World Embryologist Day, is approaching fast.
In the midst of everything that is going on, let’s make this the BIGGEST ONE YET!
Proudly wear green, have big celebration parties and flood social media with pictures of sperm-covered cupcakes and embryo-shaped treats! Share with your local news stations, newspapers, vendors and whatever other avenues to create awareness. And tell Louise Brown happy birthday!
Happy Early World Embryologist Day!
The anonymous donation of sperm and eggs for use in assisted reproduction is due to be banned in Ireland by next autumn. Donors will soon be required to add their personal information to a register, to allow children conceived using donated gametes to access personal family information when they turn 18.
Assisted reproduction techniques such as IVF do not increase a woman's risk of developing womb or breast cancer, new research has found.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) will require fertility clinics to give patients full information about any IVF 'add-on' services being offered to them. This new rule will ensure that patients seeking fertility treatment are fully informed before undertaking any extra procedures that have not been proven effective.
The University of Zurich is organizing from 19th to 25th of November 2018 another full week of hands on training in the International Training Centre for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ITCART). The workshop is designed for young embryologists who want to acquire the basic techniques to be able to work independently in an ART laboratory.
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