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News: Arizona embryo bill raises 'personhood' concerns

19 March 2018 by Georgia Everett

The Arizona House of Representatives is considering a bill that would mean a couple's cryopreserved embryos could still be used by one of the parties if they split.

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News: Certain antihistamines linked to reduced male fertility

19 March 2018 by Kulraj Singh Bhangra

Studies in humans and animals have found that certain antihistamines may affect testicular function in males.

A review of research on the topic, published in the journal Reproduction, found that in animal studies, antihistamines were likely to affect the production of male sex hormones in the testes. This could lead to altered morphology and decreased motility of sperm, as well as a lower sperm count.

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News: UK public in favour of genome editing human embryos for disease

19 March 2018 by Kathryn Ashe

British people are largely in favour of using genome editing to prevent inheritance of genetic disorders, according to a survey by the Royal Society.

The development of improved methods for editing DNA mean a wider range of applications are now available to treat and cure serious diseases. The public's views on whether these technologies should be used in a clinical setting have, until now, been largely unknown.

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Article: The silent seed

05 March 2018 by Dr Anna Smajdor

A person's death need no longer spell the end of his or her future reproductive possibilities. A dead or dying person can have their reproductive tissue removed to enable someone else to have a child.

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News: New twist in the tail of human sperm discovered

26 February 2018 by Dr Katie Howe

A corkscrew-like structure in the tip of sperm tails has been identified by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Researchers think the structure could help sperm to swim quickly and in the right direction.

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News: Sheep embryos with human cells grown for first time

26 February 2018 by Kathryn Ashe

Scientists have successfully grown sheep embryos containing human cells, taking a step towards a method for growing human organs in animals for transplantation.

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News: Stress in mice alters sperm and affects offspring brain development

26 February 2018 by Helen Robertson

A father's stress levels can affect the brain development of his offspring, new research has found. The study, carried out in mice, found that greater levels of stress around the time of conception resulted in offspring with a reduced stress response. Lowered stress response has been linked to a number of disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.

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News: Short-acting asthma inhalers affect women's fertility

19 February 2018 by Dr Lanay Griessner

Women using short-acting asthma inhalers took longer to become pregnant than women using long-acting inhaled asthma medications and those without asthma, researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia, have found.

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News: Human eggs grown in a dish for the first time

18 February 2018 by Elizabeth Oliver

Researchers have grown fully developed human eggs in the laboratory for the first time. The team, led by Professor Evelyn Telfer at the University of Edinburgh, UK, was able to replicate the maturation process of human eggs outside the body. Previously, this had only been achieved using mouse eggs.

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News: CooperSurgical's New Strategic Partnership to Improve Patient Outcomes

06 February 2018 by Jakki Magowan
CooperSurgical's New Strategic Partnership to Improve Patient Outcomes

The University Hospital Brussels (UZ Brussel) Centre for Reproductive Medicine (CRG) and CooperSurgical fertility companies have formed a new strategic partnership, that aims to improve outcomes for couples and individuals who wish to become pregnant.

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