The first births from genome edited human embryos have been announced by a Chinese researcher amid widespread condemnation, and fears over safety.
Experts have strongly criticised a claim that embryos lost during a storage tank failure at a fertility clinic were 'people'.
CooperSurgical, Inc. announce the launch of the CooperGenomicsSM PGTaiSM technology platform and ERPeakSM endometrial receptivity test
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has signed a consensus statement calling for private IVF clinics to stop charging patients costly optional add-on treatments that are not proven to work.
The number of children born per woman has halved globally since 1950, according to a study published in The Lancet.
Researchers found that although the global population has roughly tripled from 2.6 billion to 7.6 billion, the fertility rate has dropped from 4.7 live births per woman in 1950 to 2.4 in 2017. As well as women having better access to education, employment and health services, the fall in fertility rate has been attributed to better infant survival rate and an increase in the average age of marriage.
Improvements in the success rates of IVF treatment have been cited as part of the reason fewer people are choosing to adopt children in the UK, despite the number of children currently in care reaching a record high.
IVF treatment has risen from around seven percent success per cycle to around 30 percent for women under 35 years.
The Southwest Embryology Summit (SWES) will be held on Jan. 4-5, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ.
This meeting gives embryologists, andrologists and IVF lab directors a chance to hear great talks in an interactive setting. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, partcipate in lively discussions, get to know the speakerss and other participants all while earning CEUs! Last year's participants earned a total of 1.2 CEUs.
Registration is $75 and covers both conference days. Hotel rates for SWES participants are good up to December 6, 2018.
The UK´s anomalous 10-year limit on oocyte storage: time to change the law
Peter Bowen-Simpkins, Jinjun J Wang, Kamal K Ahuja
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England are setting their own criteria – contrary to official guidelines – to ration access to NHS fertility services, according to campaign group Fertility Fairness.