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Glossary

Embryo

A stage of development which, in humans, lasts for eight weeks after the fertilised egg first starts to divide.



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Stem cell vaccine works against multiple cancers in mice

19 February 2018 - by Charlott Repschlager

Researchers successfully used inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells to elicit an immune response against different cancers in mice... [Read More]

We need progress in French ART law

19 February 2018 - by Catherine Rongieres

The first law on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) was passed in France in 1994 as part of the so-called 'bioethics legislation', which followed other European countries' legislation, such as the UK's 1990 Human Fertilisation and Embryology act. France's law which placed much tighter constraints on individuals access to ARTs than the UK... [Read More]

Woman uses dead son's sperm for IVF grandchildren

19 February 2018 - by Georgia Everett

A woman in India has used the frozen sperm of her dead son in order to have grandchildren via a surrogate... [Read More]

A scramble for headlines or an optimistic (sunny side up) contribution to research on fertility preservation?

12 February 2018 - by Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

The problem of fertility preservation for girls and women undergoing cancer treatments has been a subject of research for many decades. The recent study by McLaughlin and colleagues from Professor Evelyn Telfer's lab at the University of Edinburgh, UK, is aimed at finding a solution to this problem, with the claim that they have produced mature human egg cells in the lab for the first time... [Read More]

Book Review: The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth - Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing

12 February 2018 - by Dr Anna Smajdor

Academics have written at length on the ethics of reproductive technologies, abortion and speculative possibilities such as reproductive cloning. But pregnancy itself up until recently has been a somewhat neglected topic... [Read More]

Human eggs grown in a dish for the first time

12 February 2018 - by Elizabeth Oliver

Researchers have grown fully developed human eggs in the laboratory for the first time... [Read More]

Beyond the Mediterranean diet: Improving IVF success in women with higher BMI

05 February 2018 - by Dr Thanos Papathanasiou

Being a healthy weight, eating a varied diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, taking regular exercise and cutting alcohol – is all good advice for everyone. But the direct influence on these factors on the fertility of both men and women, highlighted this week by a study suggesting a 'Mediterranean diet' in women can boost IVF success rates is now becoming better understood... [Read More]

UK experts call to action on IVF funding and multiple births

05 February 2018 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

A report by the UK's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists suggests that increasing government funding of IVF could decrease the number of multiple pregnancies and their associated strain on the NHS... [Read More]

Women selected for mitochondrial donation in UK

05 February 2018 - by Sam Sherratt

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has granted permission for doctors to create the UK's first 'three-person' children by mitochondrial donation.

Book Review: Selective Reproduction in the 21st Century

29 January 2018 - by Jamie Rickman

In 2012, social scientists representing 20 different countries and all five continents gathered to discuss the 'routinisation' and globalisation of selective reproductive technologies in Copenhagen, Denmark... [Read More]

First primates clones using 'Dolly method' created in China

29 January 2018 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

Chinese scientists have announced the successful cloning of monkeys using the same method which produced Dolly the Sheep over 20 years ago... [Read More]

Hopes and dreams for the new law on assisted human reproduction in Ireland

29 January 2018 - by Fiona Duffy

The Minister for Health in Ireland on the 3 October 2017 disclosed a decision by Government to approve the drafting of a bill on assisted human reproduction (AHR) and associated research... [Read More]

New Assisted Reproduction Bill in Ireland gathers pace

22 January 2018 - by Ruth Retassie

Details of Ireland's proposed Assisted Human Reproduction Bill were revealed in a meeting of the Oireachtas Health Committee... [Read More]

Revolutionising reproduction: setting a new moral compass

22 January 2018 - by Dr Cathy Herbrand

Is sexual reproduction still compatible with Western values? Can germline genome editing ever be considered as medicine? Can we stick to act only on serious disorders? These were some of the provocative and complex questions which were addressed during the last session of the Progress Educational Trust's annual conference... [Read More]

Colorado supreme court to rule on fate of frozen embryos after divorce

15 January 2018 - by Theofanis Michailidis

A divorced couple's legal battle over their frozen embryos has reached the Colorado Supreme Court... [Read More]

Fresh embryos just as good as frozen for women without PCOS

15 January 2018 - by Georgia Everett

Using fresh embryos in IVF gives the same chance of a live birth as using frozen embryos for ovulatory women, according to two new studies... [Read More]

What next for genome editing? Politics and the public

15 January 2018 - by Eleanor Taylor

The ever-expanding limits of human reproduction are creating complex ethical and political challenges. One topic that has generated much contention is the possibility of editing the genome of human embryos... [Read More]

Creating life in the lab: in vitro gametogenesis (IVG) and synthetic human entities with embryo-like features (SHEEFs)

08 January 2018 - by Dr Jess Buxton

What exactly are SHEEFs and IVGs? How might they shed light on the mysteries of early embryo development, and offer new hope to those affected by infertility? These questions were the focus of the second session at Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'Crossing Frontiers: Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction' in London on 8 December 2017... [Read More]

ESHRE 2018: Past, present and future

08 January 2018 - by Dr Roy Farquharson

The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) was created by Robert Edwards and Jean Cohen in 1984. The focus, complexity and growth of ESHRE have shifted dramatically over its 34 years of work, growing to provide leadership in reproductive medicine a global setting. Here is a short history of how the society evolved and a map of where it is heading next... [Read More]

Event Review: The ethics and regulation of in vitro gametogenesis (IVG)

08 January 2018 - by Sarah Carter-Walshaw

IVG involves the use of stem cells to create sperm and egg cells in vitro, which can then be used to produce embryos. It is a technique that could provide a fertility treatment option for people who currently cannot have their own genetically related children – including infertile individuals or couples, older women, and same-sex couples... [Read More]

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Events using this Glossary Item

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Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3: PGS and PGD
13 September 2016 6pm (registration), 6.30pm-8.30pm (discussion) Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
The Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event about testing and screening human embryos is taking place TOMORROW EVENING - book NOW. The event will be chaired by Dr Sue Avery, with speakers including Dr Tony Gordon, Dr Christine Patch, James Lawford Davies and Professor Michael Parker...
Medical Frontiers: Debating Mitochondria Replacement - Open Authority Meeting
20 March 2013 10am-5pm Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8HN, UK
A meeting at which the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority will discuss the outcome of its recent consultation...
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Open Meeting
12 September 2012  Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8HN, UK
An opportunity to see firsthand how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority makes decisions...
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Open Meeting
21 March 2012 1pm-4.50pm Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8HN, UK
An opportunity to see firsthand how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority makes decisions...
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Open Meeting
19 October 2011 10am-4pm Inmarsat Conference Centre, 99 City Road, London EC1Y 1AX, UK
An opportunity to see firsthand how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority makes decisions...
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Open Meeting
13 July 2011  Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London Bridge, London. SE1 9DD, UK
An opportunity to see firsthand how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority makes decisions...
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Open Meeting
23 March 2011 1pm-3.15pm Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8HN, UK
An opportunity to see firsthand how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority makes decisions...
Genetic Testing in the 21st Century: Should We Screen the Human Embryonic Genome before Implantation?
08 March 2011 1.15pm-1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
A presentation by Dr Joyce Harper to mark International Women's Day...
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Open Meeting
08 September 2010 11am-3pm Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London Bridge, London. SE1 9DD, UK
An opportunity to see firsthand how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority makes decisions...
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Open Meeting
07 July 2010 10.30am-3.30pm 9 Montague Close, London Bridge, London SE1 9DD, UK
An opportunity to see firsthand how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority makes decisions...
Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood
24 April 2010 10am-6pm London, UK
A workshop for lesbians/single women contemplating use of egg, sperm or embryo donation or currently having treatment...
Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood
12 April 2010 10am-4pm London, UK
A workshop for those contemplating use of egg, sperm or embryo donation or currently having treatment...
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Open Meeting
24 March 2010  Dexter House, 2 Royal Mint Court, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4QN, UK
An opportunity to see firsthand how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority makes decisions...
Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood
06 March 2010 10am-6pm Manchester, UK
A workshop for those contemplating use of egg, sperm or embryo donation or currently having treatment...
Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood
16 January 2010 10am-4pm London, UK
A workshop for those contemplating use of egg, sperm or embryo donation or currently having treatment...
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Open Meeting
09 December 2009  Newcastle, UK
An opportunity to see firsthand how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority makes decisions...
Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood
21 November 2009 10am-6pm Midlands, UK
A workshop for those contemplating use of egg, sperm or embryo donation or currently having treatment...
Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood
07 November 2009 10am-6pm London, UK
A workshop for lesbians/single women contemplating use of egg, sperm or embryo donation or currently having treatment...
Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood
03 October 2009 10am-4pm London, UK
A workshop for those contemplating use of egg, sperm or embryo donation or currently having treatment...
Running for Answers
16 September 2009  Club Med Athenia, Marathon 19007, Attica, Greece
The 7th European Congress on Reproductive Immunology...

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