Cells from genetically infertile male mice have been turned into sperm, and used to produce healthy pups.
Researchers hope the technique could one day help men with certain causes of infertility. Experts hailed the work as 'very encouraging' and 'fascinating science', while noting that the technique is experimental only, and raises ethical and legal considerations should it be developed for humans.
SEE YOU AT THE ACE CONFERENCE, 2017: NOVOTEL- HYDERABAD, INDIA
The American College of Embryology (EMBCOL) transforms a diverse group of embryology practitioners into a uniformly trained group of professionals.
There are three Categories of Certifications:
1. General category
2. Skill Certifications
3. Facility Accreditations
Welcome to Hyderabad!
Dear Friends & Colleagues,
We are honored to invite you to be a part of 6TH International Conference of Academy of Clinical Embryologists of India (ACE) being held from 15TH – 17TH September 2017 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), a state of the art conference complex.
The scientific sessions are planned from basics to present advancements to future developments, so as to not only benefit those who are entering the field of ART but also those who want to refine their skills & learn tips & tricks from the masters.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned a US fertility doctor to stop marketing mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) – a technique involving the creation of an embryo with DNA from three people.
Funding cuts by the UK's NHS has meant that 13 areas in England have restricted or halted IVF treatment since the start of 2017, according to Fertility Network UK.
A further eight areas are consulting on taking similar measures, and the situation is worsening says the charity which monitors IVF provision. These cuts amount to a 'postcode lottery' said regional co-ordinator Anya Sizer to Sky News.
NICE recommends that three full cycles of IVF are offered to women under 40 who have not become pregnant after trying to conceive for two years. Currently, only 27 of England's 207 CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) meet this guidance.
Karyomapping: a single centre's experience from application of methodology to ongoing pregnancy and live-birth rates
Jara Ben-Nagi, Dagan Wells, Karen Doye, Kalliopi Loutradi, Holly Exeter, Emily Drew, Samer Alfarawati, Roy Naja, Paul Serhal
Residual ethylene glycol and dimethyl sulphoxide concentration in human ovarian tissue during warming/thawing steps following cryopreservation
Yusuke Nakamura, Ryuichiro Obata, Noriyuki Okuyama, Nobuya Aono, Tomoko Hashimoto, Koichi Kyono
Asia Pacific Institute of Embryology (ASPIER), one of the best training institutes in the world is now accepting admissions for August batch. Known for its intensive hands-on approach with the aim of developing skills in embryology particularly ICSI and vitrification, ASPIER is a sought after place for embryology training fromall over the world as it ensures that the trainees acquire the embryology skills. ASPIER is the only institute where trainees will actually perform the whole process of IVF, ICSI and Vitrification in addition to denudation of oocytes, testicular tissue processing, sperm DNA fragmentation, etc.
Scientists in the US may have successfully used genome editing in human embryos to correct disease mutations, according to an exclusive report by MIT Technology Review.
The results of the study are yet to be published, but the work – led by Professor Shoukhrat Mitalipov at the Oregon Health and Science University, Portland – is believed to include the largest number of successfully modified embryos produced using CRISPR technology.
IVF success rates increase with multiple rounds.
The finding comes from the first study to report cumulative live birth rates for women undergoing assisted reproductive treatment (ART), including up to eight cycles of IVF.
Sperm counts of men in developed nations have fallen by 52 percent in the last 40 years.
An analysis, which combined the results of 185 studies carried out between 1973 and 2011, also showed that the average sperm concentration had dropped by nearly 60 percent. The reasons for this decline remain unclear.