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CONTENTS Issue #1065
Podcast Review: SART Fertility Experts – Gestational carriers
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Starting or ending a pregnancy: why the British Pregnancy Advisory Service is doing both
28 September 2020 - by Ann Furedi
This month, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) announced plans to open a new clinic in London to provide fertility services... [Read More]
FILM: Careful What You Look For - What Should We Be Testing For in Sperm and Egg Donors?
28 September 2020 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about different ways of assessing the suitability of sperm and egg donors, including both traditional carrier screening and expanded carrier screening... [Read More]
HFEA data shows rise in IVF across family types
28 September 2020 - by Julianna Photopoulos
A new report from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has identified how fertility treatment is being used in the UK by single patients as well as heterosexual and female same-sex couples... [Read More]
Stem cell discovery may lead to new treatments for placenta complications
28 September 2020 - by Stella Hume
A new way to create stem cells that are able to produce placenta tissue has been discovered, potentially leading to new treatments for placenta complications that may arise during pregnancy. [Read More]
Genes identified that allow cancer to escape the immune system
28 September 2020 - by Dr Charlott Repschlager
Genes that play a role in cancer's evasion of the immune system have been identified... [Read More]
Placenta development occurs before a fertilised egg divides
28 September 2020 - by Martha Roberts
Placenta development is initiated first in human pregnancies, even before the embryo starts to form, according to new research... [Read More]
Scottish widow may use late husband's sperm for IVF
28 September 2020 - by Jen Willows
A Scottish court has ruled in favour of a woman who wants to use her deceased husband's sperm for IVF... [Read More]
Higher incidence of immunological diseases in donor sperm-conceived adults
28 September 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Adults conceived through sperm donation self-reported higher frequencies of immunological diseases compared with adults born through spontaneous conception, according to a new study... [Read More]
Immunity gene mutations and autoantibodies linked to severe COVID-19
28 September 2020 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Two new studies highlight the underlying genetic causes that begin to explain why some COVID-19 patients suffer worse symptoms than others.... [Read More]
Podcast Review: SART Fertility Experts – Gestational carriers
28 September 2020 - by Dr Helen Robertson
'Gestational carriers' was not a term I had ever heard prior to being asked to review the latest podcast produced by ASRM Today and SART Fertility Experts. I think that this in itself exemplifies the differences between the UK and the US, which were very obvious throughout the podcast... [Read More]

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