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The Fertility Show, Manchester Central, 24-25 March 2018

Glossary

Fetus

The unborn offspring of a mammal. In humans, this stage of development lasts from nine weeks after fertilisation until birth.



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CRISPR pioneer's lab develops system to target infections and cancer

19 February 2018 - by Rikita Patel

Researchers have found a new use for CRISPR, adapting the system to detect viral infections with high accuracy, a new study finds... [Read More]

Ibuprofen in early pregnancy may harm the future fertility of baby girls

05 February 2018 - by Georgia Everett

Women taking over-the-counter ibuprofen during early pregnancy could potentially be damaging their unborn baby girl’s future fertility irreversibly, according to a new study... [Read More]

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]

Human trophoblast stem cells cultured for first time

29 January 2018 - by Emma Laycock

Scientists in Japan have cultured human trophoblast stem cells, which form the placenta, for the first time... [Read More]

What's a bit of genetic interplay between friends?

29 January 2018 - by Professor Marcus Pembrey

The recent demonstration that friends share more of their genetic makeup in common than two people picked at random from their population has been making the headlines... [Read More]

Large volumes of stem cells collected during caesareans

11 December 2017 - by Emma Laycock

An efficient method to collect amniotic fluid rich in stem cells during caesarean sections has been developed by scientists in Sweden... [Read More]

Preimplantation genetic screening: unvalidated methods discard healthy embryos

11 December 2017 - by Norbert Gleicher

A seemingly brilliant hypothesis of preimplantation genetic screening arose in the 1990s when Dr Yuri Verlinsky proposed using polar body biopsies to detect chromosomal abnormalities in embryos prior to transfer in IVF... Healthy embryos are discarded by unvalidated PGS

Illumina wins NIPT patent case in UK High Court

27 November 2017 - by Dr Rachel Brown

The UK Patents Court has ruled that two separate non-invasive prenatal tests infringe patents licensed by the US firm Illumina... [Read More]

IVF and ICSI linked to congenital heart defects in children

27 November 2017 - by Georgia Everett

Children conceived using assisted reproductive techniques have a greater risk of congenital heart defects compared with children born through spontaneous conception, according to research... [Read More]

Lack of vitamin D linked to lower birth rates after fertility treatment

20 November 2017 - by Dr Katie Howe

Women who had fertility treatments were a third less likely to deliver a baby if they had low levels of vitamin D, compared with women who sufficient vitamin D, a review study has found... [Read More]

The reflex prenatal screening model seems like a step in the wrong direction

20 November 2017 - by Catherine Joynson

The new 'reflex' method of antenatal screening for Down's, Edwards' and Patau's syndromes was described last week as a 'transformational advance'. It might be cheaper than other approaches, but it could come at the cost of informed choice for pregnant women and couples... [Read More]

New prenatal DNA test for Down's syndrome is more accurate and cheaper

13 November 2017 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz

A new prenatal screening method for Down's syndrome, Edwards syndrome and Patau syndromes is safer, more reliable and cheaper than existing approaches, a study has found... [Read More]

Act now to investigate male infertility, urges expert

16 October 2017 - by Annabel Slater

An expert in male fertility has called for urgent research into the stark decline reported in Western sperm counts... [Read More]

Environmental chemicals affect sperm epigenetics

18 September 2017 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

A type of chemical found in various personal beauty products and plastics may affect sperm and lower reproductive success, according to a new study... [Read More]

Six genes linked to premature birth

11 September 2017 - by Georgia Everett

Six key genes have been identified in the largest study of premature birth to date... [Read More]

Screen all chromosomes in prenatal embryo testing, says study

04 September 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

Current prenatal chromosome screening tests could miss rare chromosomal abnormalities and lead to inaccurate results... [Read More]

Pig organ transplants a step closer as CRISPR removes viruses

14 August 2017 - by Cara Foley

Ancient viral genes have been eliminated from pigs using the genome editing tool CRISPR, according to research... [Read More]

Preeclampsia risk linked to DNA of baby, not mother

26 June 2017 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars

Preeclampsia – a dangerous rise in blood pressure in pregnant women – has been linked to a genetic variant found in the baby, instead of the mother... [Read More]

Fetal immune system is active, not immature

19 June 2017 - by Cara Foley

The fetal immune system is more mature in the second trimester than previously thought, which could assist research into diseases, miscarriage and immune tolerance, researchers say... [Read More]

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