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Announcement: EMBRYOLOGY TRAINING COURSE -AUGUST 2018

31 July 2018 by Dr Yogita

Asia Pacific Institute of Embryology

Asia Pacific Institute of Embryology (ASPIER), one of the best embryology training institutes in the world is now accepting applications forFebruary certificate course : August 6-18, 2018

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News: Mouse artificial 'embryo' created from stem cells

30 July 2018 by Melanie Krause

For the first time, an artificially create a mouse embryo has successfully passed a critical developmental milestone in the lab.

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Article: Happy birthday to Louise Brown: BFS Chair, Dr Jane Stewart, reflects on 40 years of IVF

30 July 2018 by Dr Jane Stewart

Louise Brown is an extraordinary woman. Extraordinary by virtue of her conception – the first IVF baby. On 25 July 2018 Louise Brown and the world are celebrating her 40th Birthday.

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Announcement: Happy World Embryologist Day!

25 July 2018 by Liesl Nel-Themaat & Thomas Elliott
Happy World Embryologist Day!

July 25th 2018 marks a very special day. The birthday of Louise Brown, the first IVF baby. Since then more than 8 million IVF babies have bought unimaginable happiness to parents who might other wise never be able to know such joy. As we all celebrate 40 years of IVF there will be many articles reliving the history, progress and future of assisted reproductive technology. I wanted to take a look at this special moment through the eyes of some very special people, the embryologists who make this all happen.

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News: DNA damage from CRISPR 'seriously underestimated'

23 July 2018 by Sam Sherratt

CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing may cause greater genetic damage to cells than previously believed, according to a new study.

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News: Scientists pinpoint best time and season for sperm

23 July 2018 by Eleanor Taylor

The time at which a sperm sample is produced may influence its quality, according to a new study.

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Announcement: World Embryologist Day

20 July 2018 by Liesl Nel-Themaat, Ph.D., HCLD

Dear fellow embryologists, 

July 25th, World Embryologist Day, is approaching fast.

In the midst of everything that is going on, let’s make this the BIGGEST ONE YET!

Proudly wear green, have big celebration parties and flood social media with pictures of sperm-covered cupcakes and embryo-shaped treats! Share with your local news stations, newspapers, vendors and whatever other avenues to create awareness. And tell Louise Brown happy birthday!

Happy Early World Embryologist Day!

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News: Anonymous gamete donation to be banned in Ireland

16 July 2018 by Grace O'Regan

The anonymous donation of sperm and eggs for use in assisted reproduction is due to be banned in Ireland by next autumn. Donors will soon be required to add their personal information to a register, to allow children conceived using donated gametes to access personal family information when they turn 18.

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News: Fertility treatment doesn't boost womb or breast cancer risk

16 July 2018 by Charlott Repschlager

Assisted reproduction techniques such as IVF do not increase a woman's risk of developing womb or breast cancer, new research has found.

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News: HFEA to issue regulations on IVF add-ons

16 July 2018 by Rachel Siden

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) will require fertility clinics to give patients full information about any IVF 'add-on' services being offered to them. This new rule will ensure that patients seeking fertility treatment are fully informed before undertaking any extra procedures that have not been proven effective.

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