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2011-04-26 00:00:27

A first for the Columbia fertility center, a specialized diagnostic procedure is used to help a couple stop the transmission of Huntington's disease. West Columbia, SC (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 Imagine being faced with this choice... Learning for the first time that you have an incurable disease or taking action to make sure your new child is free from risk of the disease. One South Carolina man was faced with that exact dilemma as he and his wife turned to the expertise of fertility...

2011-04-26 00:00:27

Fertility Practice Shows Support for Healthy Pregnancies Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 For the second consecutive year, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is sponsoring the March of Dimes' annual fundraiser, "March for Babies," in Fairfield, CT. As sponsors for the Kid Zone, RMACT is providing goodie bags and a magician to entertain children at the walk's culmination at Jennings Beach. In addition, RMACT will have a team of walkers, including staff, patients and...

2011-04-07 19:02:10

A new study demonstrates that a procedure used in preconception diagnosis to identify eggs that are free of genetic disease might not work well in all cases. The research, published by Cell Press in the April issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics, highlights the issues associated with analyzing the amount of mutant mitochondrial DNA in supporting cells as a proxy for eggs prior to in vitro fertilization. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preconception diagnosis (PCD) are...

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2011-04-06 10:15:00

The Human Genetics Commission (HGC), upon the request for advice from the U.K. National Screening Committee, reported that genetic tests for inherited diseases should be made widely available to couples before pregnancy. The report found that "there are no specific social, ethical or legal" reasons why these genetic screenings should not be available to let people know if they are carrying any condition that can be passed on to future generations. Cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease can...

2011-02-23 07:30:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. ("ACT"; OTC Bulletin Board: ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today that it has been issued a patent on its "single-blastomere" technique. Patent Number 7,893,315 broadly covers ACT's proprietary single-blastomere technology that provides a non-destructive alternative for deriving human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines. "Of the more than 150 patents and patent applications...

2011-01-29 00:02:16

As scientists continue to crack codes of genetic diseases, http://www.KnowYourGenes.org provides a resource for adults and parents-to-be to help understand what those advances mean. The site includes "Genetic Testing & Pregnancy," "Know Your Family History," "What is Genetic Testing," "Genes 101," and more. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2011 The Genetic Disease Foundation (GDF) has launched KnowYourGenes.org, a new online resource for people who wish to know more about how genetics...

2011-01-21 00:00:49

Daniel A. Potter, MD, FACOG has been selected as a Super Doctor for the 2011 Super Doctors listing published in the January issue of Los Angeles. Laguna Hills, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2011 Daniel A. Potter, MD, FACOG has been selected as a Super Doctor for the 2011 Super Doctors listing published in the January issue of Los Angeles. The Super Doctors listing is published annually and recognizes doctors based on colleague nominations, independent research and panel review. "It is a great...

2011-01-12 00:01:24

Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT Partners with NJ Affiliate for Award-Winning Clinical Study of Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) January 11, 2011 Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut fertility centers (RMACT) recently participated in a breakthrough study titled "A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Demonstrating Significantly Increased Clinical Pregnancy Rates Following 24-Chromosome Aneuploidy Screening: Biopsy and Analysis on Day 5 with...

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2010-12-07 09:51:26

Mandatory genetic screening of newborns for rare diseases is creating unexpected upheaval for families whose infants test positive for risk factors but show no immediate signs of the diseases, a new UCLA study warns. "Although newborn screening undoubtedly saves lives, some families are thrown on a journey of great uncertainty," said UCLA sociology professor Stefan Timmermans, the study's lead author. "Rather than providing clear-cut diagnoses, screening of an entire population has created...

2010-11-18 17:06:06

In a study to improve traceability of reproductive material Researchers from the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), in collaboration with researchers from the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), have developed an identification system for oocytes and embryos in which each can be individually tagged using silicon barcodes. Researchers are now...


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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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