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Why are there lower IVF success rates for black women?
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Why are there lower IVF success rates for black women?
26 July 2021 - by Antonette Milligan
When the Human Fertility and Embryology Authority published data in March showing black patients had the lowest chances of successful treatment in the UK, it came as no surprise to me at all... [Read More]
Artificial intelligence predicts structure of human proteins
26 July 2021 - by David Cansfield
Three-dimensional human protein structures have been predicted using artificial intelligence... [Read More]
IVF pregnancies do not require routine fetal echocardiogram monitoring
26 July 2021 - by Manon Everard
Contrary to current recommendations in the USA, routine fetal echocardiogram screening may not be needed for the majority of IVF pregnancies... [Read More]
Stem cell model reveals how SARS-CoV-2 infects the brain
26 July 2021 - by Jessica Peixinho
A stem cell model has been developed to highlight the route of infection of the brain by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19... [Read More]
NIPT may be less effective in twin pregnancies
26 July 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
Non-invasive prenatal testing to detect chromosomal abnormalities in twin pregnancies is not as accurate as in singleton pregnancies... [Read More]
US funding boost for single-gene disorder research
26 July 2021 - by Dr Charlotte Douglas
A consortium has been established to support US researchers in innovating and implementing state-of-the-art techniques to understand the genetic causes of single-gene diseases... [Read More]
Women with sickle cell not given adequate information about reproductive health
26 July 2021 - by Michaela Chen and Jen Willows
A knowledge gap may mean that women and girls living with sickle cell disease are not getting the best reproductive healthcare... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Ingenious
26 July 2021 - by Georgina Al-Badri
The jargon-free BBC4 genetics podcast series, Ingenious, exposes the history and future of research into a selection of genes... [Read More]
Podcast Review: SART Fertility Experts – Behind the scenes in the IVF lab
26 July 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
Speaking as someone who is firmly a layman regarding IVF clinics and their inner workings, I was interested to learn about how the labs of IVF clinics operate... [Read More]

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