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News: Ethnicity Affects Sperm Quality in Infertility Patients

09 October 2018 by ASRM
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Researchers from Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan found that semen quality differed significantly between ethnic groups in a retrospective institutional review.  African American men had lower average sperm counts and motility and more abnormal sperm forms than Caucasian men.  And Middle Eastern and African American men were more likely to suffer from azoospermia (no sperm in the ejaculate) than Caucasian men.

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News: Exposure to common environmental toxins prior to conception can lead to preterm birth

09 October 2018 by ASRM
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Denver, CO – A team of Harvard-based investigators today told the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress that a fertility patient’s pre-conception exposure to common environmental toxins were associated with a higher chance of a pre-term delivery.

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News: Sperm Count and Motility in Decline in North America and Europe; Phenomenon Affects Infertility Patients and Sperm Donors Alike – Except for New York’s Donors, They’re All Right

09 October 2018 by ASRM
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Denver, CO- Two new studies presented today at the Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine show that sperm quality has declined noticeably this century in infertility patients and sperm donors, alike.

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News: Advances in Transgender Reproduction

08 October 2018 by ASRM
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Denver, CO – Researchers as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress reported on several exciting studies in the rapidly growing field of transgender reproduction. Before undergoing medical and/or surgical transition, transgender people may freeze eggs or sperm to preserve their future fertility.  New research presented today sheds light on reproductive outcomes in this population.

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News: IVF Treatments Not as Successful in African American Women

08 October 2018 by ASRM
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Denver, CO – Several studies presented this week at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress revealed that outcomes of IVF procedures among African American women were not as good as for other races.

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News: Japan prepares to allow genome editing in human embryos

08 October 2018 by Antony Blackburn-Starza

Japan has introduced draft guidelines on genome editing that would permit the use of the approach, including CRISPR/Cas9, in human embryos for research purposes. 

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News: Gastruloids self-assemble into 3D 'little banana' shape

08 October 2018 by Dr Rachel Huddart

Clusters of embryonic stem cells, known as gastruloids, have been found to form structures similar to a developing embryo. 

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News: Malta reforms law on embryo freezing and gamete donation

08 October 2018 by Jennifer Willows

Malta's Embryo Protection (Amendment) Act, which came into effect on 1 October, has widened access to IVF and legalised gamete donation and embryo freezing. 

The act updates Malta's 2012 Embryo Protection Act, which had restricted access to fertility treatment to heterosexual couples, and outlawed gamete donation and surrogacy.

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Article: Men are not getting adequate care for infertility

08 October 2018 by Professor Sheena Lewis

There has been much media interest in male infertility care this year, but two major issues have stood out. The first is the inadequacy of care for the man, from incomplete diagnosis to non-information about his treatment choices. The second is the use of a vulnerable woman to undergo invasive fertility treatment in order to treat a third party – her male partner. This is unparalleled in other branches of medicine. 

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Announcement: Clinical Embryology Training Fellowship

02 October 2018 by Director of Training and Development

Interested  candidates are invited for a training opportunity in our Center. The International Embryologist Training Program provides expert training for Embryologists and Andrologist, including Biologist, and those new to the field can acquire improved skills and understanding of theoretical and practical aspect of Clinical Embryology practice in more specific area of Assisted Reproduction Technology Practice and Laboratory Quality Management.

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