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2010-06-11 11:09:00

FORT MYERS, Fla., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the recent release of a report by The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) on the definition of embryo donation, Dr. Craig R. Sweet, a reproductive endocrinologist and medical director of Specialists in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery is responding in support of ASRM, and against recent criticism of the report, regarding the use of the terms embryo donation and embryo adoption. According to the ASRM...

2010-05-31 13:13:10

An international group of researchers has identified the genetic cause of an inherited condition that causes severe fetal abnormalities. The work, co-led by geneticists at the UCSD Institute for Genomic Medicine, together with colleagues from institutes and universities in Paris, Rome and England, should allow couples at risk of conceiving babies with the profoundly disabling Meckel-Gruber and Joubert syndromes to be identified beforehand through genetic screening. The researchers' findings...

2010-02-28 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Genetic diseases affect an estimated 12 million Americans, yet according to a survey of 1,000 people conducted by the Genetic Disease Foundation (GDF), while two-thirds of those surveyed were willing to and saw the benefits of undergoing genetic testing, close to 80 percent had never talked to their physician about genetic screening - an inconsistency that can have serious implications on a person's overall health and the health of their immediate family...

2010-02-25 08:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Gene Security Network (GSN) announced that they have signed an agreement to conduct a clinical trial of GSN's advanced preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) technology, Parental Support(TM). The 11-center U.S. trial is designed to evaluate if GSN's PGD technology helps increase in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates when using single cell embryo testing for an abnormal number of...

2010-02-23 10:11:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- After a devastating loss of their five month old son to a genetically linked disease, a North Carolina couple finds hope for a healthy baby through an innovative technology called Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). Using embryo biopsy, PGD allows geneticists to screen for disorders such as Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease and spinal muscular atrophy in the earliest stages of life. Joanne and Blaine Reese of Macon, North...

2010-01-21 22:36:00

MARGATE, Fla., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida's largest fertility clinic announced it is the first in the state to offer promising new tests against birth defects: a coupling of technologies that will allow couples to avoid passing along more than 100 genetic diseases to their newborn. Specialists of IVF Florida Reproductive Associates are optimistic that the combination of a brand-new saliva test - administered before pregnancy - to identify couples at risk of bearing children with...

2010-01-21 20:26:00

MARGATE, Fla., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida's largest fertility clinic announced it is the first in the state to offer the latest weapon in the war against birth defects: a coupling of technologies that will allow couples to avoid passing along more than 100 genetic diseases to their newborn. The salvo combines a brand-new saliva test - administered before pregnancy - to identify couples at risk of bearing children with genetic diseases, along with an ultra high-tech biopsy process -...

2009-12-23 08:59:09

The largest and longest running study of children born after preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening has shown that embryo biopsy does not adversely affect the health of babies born as the result of a subsequent singleton pregnancy. The Belgian research, which is published online in the January issue of Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction [1], is the best answer to date to the question of whether removing a cell or two from an embryo to screen it for...

2009-10-21 12:26:12

Embryos that are most likely to result in a pregnancy are crucial to the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) but are difficult to identify. Researchers at Yale School of Medicine, led by Emre Seli, M.D., are developing a fast, non-invasive test to help assess embryo viability for IVF. Seli, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale, will present new embryo selection findings at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)...

2009-10-15 11:00:00

One of Nine Abstracts Selected for Presentation Also Nominated for Prestigious Prize ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through a highly selective process, nine abstracts based on research by a total of 15 Shady Grove Fertility Center (SGFC) medical doctors, researchers and psychological social workers will be featured this week at the 65th annual American Society for Reproductive Medicine meeting in Atlanta. (Logo:...


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Human Reproduction
2012-05-14 11:44:50

Human Reproduction is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that concentrates on original research, clinical case studies and opinions and debates on topical issues. The journal was broken into three distinct journals in 1995, with Human Reproduction Update and Molecular Human Reproduction. Human Reproduction Update is a bimonthly review journal and Molecular Human Reproduction is a monthly journal focusing on molecular aspects of reproductive biology. Human Reproduction covers all aspects...

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