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News: Scientists base-edit first viable human embryos

03 September 2018 by Alexander Ware

A new approach to treating Marfan syndrome may be on the horizon, thanks to developments in genome editing.

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News: Big muscles come at the price of sperm quality

03 September 2018 by Martha Henriques

Bulging biceps might make men more likely to appeal to the opposite sex, but extra muscle may take its toll on their sperm count. 

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Conference: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS FOR ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, FOCUS ON: OOCYTE

01 September 2018 by IVMED CLINIC KIEV
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS FOR ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, FOCUS ON: OOCYTE

WELCOME TO FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS FOR ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, FOCUS ON:OOCYTE. 

27-28 OCTOBER WILL TAKE A PLACE IN KYIV, UKRAINE.

10 INTERNATIONAL AND 4 LOCAL WELL EXPERIENCED SPEAKER AND FRESH OOCYTE HANDS ON OOCYTE VITRIFICATION WORKSHOP.

JOIN US. GO FOR REGISTRATION:

http://congress.ivmed.com.ua

 

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Announcement: MSc clinical embryology & preimplantation genetics

21 August 2018 by Dr Yogita
MSc clinical embryology & preimplantation genetics

University of Mysore, MSc in Clinical Embryology & Pre-implantation Genetics
Admission open for 2018 batch.

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News: What does genome editing mean for Down's syndrome?

20 August 2018 by Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

The recent Nuffield Council on Bioethics report 'Genome Editing and Human Reproduction: Social and Ethical Issues' has been both welcomed and criticised.

As is often the case with new reproductive technologies, some critics have raised concerns that new cases of conditions such as Down's syndrome could be eliminated by genome editing, and that the lives of existing people with this condition could be somehow devalued. Is there any factual basis for these concerns?

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Conference: Chettinad International Fertility Colloquium 2018

16 August 2018 by 30th September 2018
Chettinad International Fertility Colloquium 2018

http://182.73.176.174/chc/ivf-sample/ivf.html

 

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Journal Updates: Human Reproduction - Volume 33, Issue 8, August 2018

13 August 2018 by Human Reproduction

Articles include:

Microfluidic sorting selects sperm for clinical use with reduced DNA damage compared to density gradient centrifugation with swim-up in split semen samples 
Molly M Quinn, Liza Jalalian, Salustiano Ribeiro, Katherine Ona, Utkan Demirci, Marcelle I Cedars, Mitchell P Rosen

Luteal phase anovulatory follicles result in the production of competent oocytes: intra-patient paired case-control study comparing follicular versus luteal phase stimulations in the same ovarian cycle 
Danilo Cimadomo, Alberto Vaiarelli, Silvia Colamaria, Elisabetta Trabucco, Carlo Alviggi, Roberta Venturella, Erminia Alviggi, Ramona Carmelo, Laura Rienzi, Filippo Maria Ubaldi

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News: Doctors warn of ignoring downsides of social egg freezing

13 August 2018 by Sam Sherratt

Women who freeze their eggs for social reasons need to be better informed about the potential difficulties of the process, experts from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have warned.

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News: CRISPR editing human embryos - did it work or not?

13 August 2018 by Alexander Ware

Controversy surrounding last year's report of a disease gene being edited out of human embryos continues with a fresh round of evidence.

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Article: Let's get fertility preservation right for everyone

13 August 2018 by Dr Sue Avery

The UK's Equality and Human Rights Commission is threatening legal action if 'outdated' NHS policies, which it says discriminate against the transgender community, are not changed urgently. Specifically, it is concerned that trans people should have equal access to fertility preservation services. Of course, anyone whose reproductive potential is threatened by the treatment they need should have an equal opportunity to access fertility preservation. But equal to what? 

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