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News: Egg freezing petition forced to close by general election

11 November 2019 by Dr Catherine Hill

The Progress Educational Trust's (PET's) #ExtendTheLimit campaign to extend the ten-year storage limit for social egg freezing gathered over 1000 signatures to its online petition in its first week but was forced to close it on 6 November because of the forthcoming general election. 

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Announcement: THE 3rd OVATOOLS SYMPOSIUM

04 November 2019 by Dwight Ryan
THE 3rd OVATOOLS SYMPOSIUM

MedTech For Solutions is pleased to announce its 3rd Symposium for the OvaTools Andrology & Embryology Training Institute. Drawing industry leaders from across the country, the event will feature several educational panels, all led by experts in the Assisted Reproductive Technology industry: Navigating the Future of ART: Personalization and Innovation.

The 3rd Symposium will be held Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21, 2020, at a new, larger venue: the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, located at 1881 SE 17th St. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

To Register go to www.ovatools.com

 

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News: PET launches egg freezing #ExtendTheLimit campaign

04 November 2019 by Georgia Everett
PET launches egg freezing #ExtendTheLimit campaign

The Progress Educational Trust (PET) has launched its #ExtendTheLimit campaign, asking the UK public to sign an online petition requiring Parliament to address the law on egg freezing time limits.

Once the petition reaches 100,000 signatures, the Government will have to debate the topic in Parliament. The online petition can be signed at https://tinyurl.com/extendthelimit.

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News: Sperm counts higher in men who eat a Mediterranean diet

04 November 2019 by Dr Katie Howe

Men who follow a Mediterranean-style diet have higher sperm counts than men who eat unhealthily, according to a small new research study.

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News: Teen cancer patients not told about fertility risks

01 November 2019 by Jakki Magowan

The Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) has recommended that the negative effect of cancer treatments on fertility needs to be better communicated to patients.

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Conference: 2020 Southwest Embryology Summit (SWES)

28 October 2019 by Jean Popwell, PhD, HCLD
2020 Southwest Embryology Summit (SWES)

Don't miss out, reserve your seat at the next SWES conference in Phoenix, Jan 4-5, 2020!  Block room rates are available until Dec. 3, 2019.

Online SWES registration is available through our website www.theSWES.org.  The number of summit participants is limited and is on “first come, first served” basis with a registration fee of $75.

 

 

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Announcement: Embryolab Academy Best Practices in PGT

27 October 2019 by Embryolab Academy
Embryolab Academy Best Practices in PGT

7th-8th December in Thessaloniki, Greece

Workshop’s Objectives

  • to present an overview of the current state of genetic screening, biopsy techniques and every day challenges in a PGT program
  • to offer hands – on training in Blastocyst biopsy, tubing, vitrification / warming of biopsied blastocysts and the interpretation of the genetic results
  • to offer an insight of best practices for a modern PGT program through networking, interaction and discussion between experts and participants

http://www.pgt-workshop.org/home/  and https://embryolab-academy.org/best-practices-in-pgt/

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News: First 'blastoids' from mouse stem cells implanted in womb

21 October 2019 by Jennifer Frosch

US researchers have generated novel early embryo models – called blastoids – from mouse stem cells and implanted them into surrogate mice.

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News: Scientist starts editing human eggs to study deaf gene

21 October 2019 by Helen Robertson

Russian biologist Dr Denis Rebrikov has begun genome editing eggs with the reported objective of learning how deaf couples can have children without the genetic mutation that impairs hearing. 

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Article: We need to talk about the artificial womb

21 October 2019 by Elizabeth Chloe Romanis

This week, researchers based at the University of Technology in Eindhoven announced they had received Horizon 2020 funding to build their artificial womb prototype. This follows the news, in 2017 and again in 2019, of successful animal testing of artificial womb prototypes, named the Biobag and the EVE Platform, in the USA and Australia. This latest development towards the artificial womb improves the prospects of the technology coming to fruition. The race to develop the artificial womb is on!

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