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Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception MSc

Glossary

Gamete

A reproductive cell, either the male sperm or the female egg.



Articles using this Glossary Item

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Stem cell scientists issue new guidelines to cover embryo editing

16 May 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad

An international body representing stem cell scientists has included human genome editing in its updated guidance on the manipulation of stem cells and their use in therapy... [Read More]

How personal genomics spells the end of donor anonymity

03 May 2016 - by Professor Joyce Harper, Debbie Kennett and Dr Dan Reisel

With the rise of consumer genetic testing, it is now possible for people to accidentally discover that they were conceived using donor eggs or sperm and for donors who thought they were anonymous to be traced by their offspring... [Read More]

Spanish lab creates human sperm precursors from skin cells

03 May 2016 - by Ayala Ochert

Spanish scientists say they have created rudimentary sperm-like cells from skin and bone marrow cells taken from adult males... [Read More]

Retrospective removal of donor anonymity: respectful, fair, grateful and moral? An evidence-based argument

21 March 2016 - by Professor Eric Blyth and Dr Marilyn Crawshaw

The Government of Victoria should be applauded for confronting a dilemma that so many others have avoided... [Read More]

Disrespectful and immoral: retrospective legislation on donor anonymity

14 March 2016 - by Professor Guido Pennings

The State Legislature of Victoria has decided unilaterally to break their agreements with the sperm donors who donated before 1998 and will reveal their identity. It is difficult to imagine a measure that shows more disrespect for both donors and recipients... [Read More]

All donor-conceived people in Victoria now have the right to donor information

29 February 2016 - by Professor Sonia Allan and Damian Adams

The state parliament of Victoria in Australia has passed legislation that will enable all donor-conceived people to receive identifying information about their sperm, oocyte, or embryo donor(s). The model adopted is a world first in its application to donor conception... [Read More]

Mother wanting to use deceased daughter's eggs gets permission to appeal

29 February 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

A woman who is in a legal bid to use her deceased daughter's eggs has been given permission to take her case to the Court of Appeal... [Read More]

HFEA urges vigilance over Zika virus

22 February 2016 - by Ayala Ochert

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is recommending that people returning from Zika-virus prone areas should not try to conceive naturally, donate eggs or sperm, or proceed with fertility treatment for 28 days... [Read More]

Meeting Mary Warnock

01 February 2016 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey and Dr Sue Avery

Last November, we accepted an invitation to have coffee and a chat with Mary Warnock. We had no real brief – we just looked forward to a tour through her life and her thoughts on what she had done for the world of assisted reproduction... [Read More]

Event Review: The Francis Crick Prize Lecture 2015

21 December 2015 - by Isobel Steer

If you'd like to learn more about epigenetics, or just watch a masterly science presenter at work, look to 2015 Francis Crick Prize winner Professor Rob Klose... [Read More]

We must support parents in being open with their donor-conceived children

30 November 2015 - by Nina Barnsley, Jennie Hunt and Julia Feast OBE

The resounding message that came from the recent PET/NGDT event was that more needs to be done to support parents of donor-conceived children in telling them about their origins... [Read More]

Ten years since the end of donor anonymity: what next?

16 November 2015 - by Charles Lister

The Chair of the National Gamete Donation Trust argues that the whole fertility sector must take seriously the need of donor-conceived children to know about their origins... [Read More]

Womb transplants approved for ten UK women

12 October 2015 - by Nina Chohan

Ethical approval has been given for clinical trials involving ten womb transplants in the UK to go ahead.... [Read More]

Genetic ties, social ties and parental responsibility

14 September 2015 - by Dr Reuven Brandt

A UK appeals court recently granted an egg donor, A, a new hearing in her petition for a shared residency order for the twins conceived using her ova. A was seeking the shared residency order as a means of acquiring parental responsibility for the twins... [Read More]

Human rights court upholds Italy's prohibition on donating embryos to science

07 September 2015 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Italy's prohibition on donating IVF embryos for research is not contrary to a right to private and family life.... [Read More]

Book Review: Donor Conception for Life - Psychoanalytic Reflections on New Ways of Conceiving the Family

01 September 2015 - by Berenice Golding

Drawing upon professional and personal perspectives, this book renders visible some of the hidden issues that prevail when donor conception is used to build a family... [Read More]

Victoria to consider retrospectively lifting donor anonymity

06 July 2015 - by Rebecca Carr

The Australian state of Victoria has revealed plans to extend rules removing donor anonymity to allow all donor-conceived people access to identifying information about their sperm or egg donor, irrespective of the donor's consent or when they donated... [Read More]

The need for UK surrogacy law reform

29 June 2015 - by Rebecca Carr

Last month, in a judgment that was hailed as the first of its kind, High Court judge Ms Justice Russell ordered a mother to hand over her child to a gay couple... [Read More]

Traces of past events written in our genes

08 June 2015 - by Dr Julia Hill

Scientists have discovered that changes to DNA which occur during a person’s lifetime can be passed on to future generations... [Read More]

German grandmother, 65, gives birth to quadruplets

01 June 2015 - by Ana Ilic

A grandmother of seven has become the oldest woman to give birth to quadruplets, at the age of 65... [Read More]

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Events using this Glossary Item

Running for Answers
16 September 2009  Club Med Athenia, Marathon 19007, Attica, Greece
The 7th European Congress on Reproductive Immunology...
Pacific Rim Society for Fertility and Sterility Conference
20 August 2009  Taipei International Convention Centre, 1 Hsin Yi Road, Section 5, Taipei 11049, Taiwan
The 7th Conference of the Pacific Rim Society for Fertility and Sterility...


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