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IVF: much to celebrate
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IVF: much to celebrate
28 July 2003 - by Juliet Tizzard
On 25 July, scientists and doctors working in reproductive medicine came together at a conference in London to celebrate the 25th anniversary IVF. The following day, doctors, patients and their children met at Bourn Hall Clinic in Cambridge to mark IVF's birthday. It was a weekend of self-congratulation. And so... [Read More]
Egg giving schemes under review
22 July 2003 - by BioNews
The UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has announced that it has started a review of the practice of 'egg giving'. Egg giving is a type of egg donation where patients waiting for IVF treatment undergo one cycle of egg retrieval and all the eggs collected in that cycle... [Read More]
Happy birthday IVF!
28 July 2003 - by BioNews
A party was held at Bourn Hall Clinic in Cambridge, UK, this weekend, to celebrate the 25th birthday of Louise Brown, the world's first baby born from in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in July, 1978. More than 1000 people conceived by IVF, as well as their families and some of the... [Read More]
Scientist predicts solution to infertility
28 July 2003 - by BioNews
Most infertility problems could be eradicated in ten years, according to Alan Trounson, from the Monash Institute of Reproduction and Development, in Victoria, Australia. Trounson, one of the early pioneers of IVF, said that the key to many infertility related problems may be found by undertaking research on stem cells... [Read More]
Biobank soon to recruit DNA volunteers
28 July 2003 - by BioNews
According to the UK's Observer newspaper, the UK Biobank is to begin recruiting its first volunteers next year. Biobank, hosted at the University of Manchester, is a project that aims to collect and store DNA samples and medical information from up to 500,000 volunteers aged between 45-69 years. The... [Read More]
Spain allows embryo stem cell research
28 July 2003 - by BioNews
Spain has approved embryonic stem (ES) cell research as long as it takes place on already stored embryos left over from in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments. The embryos will have to be donated for stem cell research by the parents. Previously, in October 2001, the Spanish parliament voted against a... [Read More]

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