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Issue 925 (06 November 2017)

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Comment

Embryo adoption in the US: Any lessons for the UK?
06 November 2017 - by Dr Lucy Frith, Dr Steve Lui and Professor Eric Blyth
Once a couple or individual has finished their fertility treatment, the question of what to do with any remaining frozen embryos is often perceived as a difficult decision. There are, broadly, four options to choose from... [Read More]
Fertility Fairness and the IVF postcode lottery
06 November 2017 - by Sarah Norcross
Sarah Norcross, Director of the Progress Educational Trust and Co-Chair of the campaigning organisation Fertility Fairness, speaks on TV and radio about worsening access to publicly funded IVF... [Read More]
Red wine improves women's fertility – an example of scientific misrepresentation in the press
06 November 2017 - by Professor Joyce Harper
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference was held last week in San Antonio, USA. Several oral presentations of abstracts made it into the popular press and have added to the confusion and inaccurate information fed to the public... [Read More]

News Digest

Financial incentives in Australia change doctors' IVF advice
03 November 2017 - by Georgia Everett
Australian bioethicists have expressed concern that the country's assisted reproductive technology (ART) industry has become increasingly motivated by profit, causing a conflict of interest... [Read More]
US surrogate fights for own genetic baby
06 November 2017 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A US surrogate has been united with her genetic child who she carried alongside the intended parents' embryo in an apparent case of superfetation...  [Read More]
AI test could be first screening tool for ovarian cancer
06 November 2017 - by Isobel Steer
Machine learning has been used to develop a promising screening test for ovarian cancer, a team of US-based researchers has said... [Read More]
Twenty-seven genes that suppress cancer discovered
06 November 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Scientists have found 27 new tumour suppressor genes... [Read More]
Male infertility care 'insensitive' says survey
06 November 2017 - by Lea Goetz
Men with infertility experience stigmatisation and a lack of support, a first survey on the subject found... [Read More]
Offer all prospective parents genetic screening, says study
06 November 2017 - by Ruth Retassie
Genetic testing for cystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome and spinal muscular atrophy is recommended for all would-be parents by a study in Australia... [Read More]
Transferring just one embryo doubles IVF success
06 November 2017 - by Helen Robertson
Using just one embryo during IVF results in a much higher chance of a healthy pregnancy and birth, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine... [Read More]

Reviews

TV Review: Inside Out London - Eggs on ice
06 November 2017 - by Eleanor Taylor
As a 33-year-old single woman, who also happens to work in a fertility clinic, babies are unsurprisingly never far from my mind. I spend a lot of time wondering whether I should freeze my eggs. A lot... [Read More]

 

 

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