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FILM: The Health of IVF Babies – What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Find Out?

29 March 2021
By BioNews
Appeared in BioNews 1089

This film documents the Progress Educational Trust event 'The Health of IVF Babies: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Find Out?', produced in partnership with the Scottish Government.

(If you cannot see the film below, click here to view it.)

0:00:00 Sarah Norcross
Director, Progress Educational Trust

0:02:44 Professor Daniel Brison
Professor of Clinical Embryology and Stem Cell Biology, University of Manchester
0:14:23 Professor Anja Bisgaard Pinborg
Chief Consultant, Juliane Marie Centre
0:29:57 Dr Carrie Williams
Clinical Paediatrician, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
0:44:10 Dr Sebastiaan Mastenbroek
Senior Clinical Embryologist, Amsterdam UMC

0:59:13 Responses to audience questions and comments

This film was made by Video Production Edinburgh.

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...
28 June 2021 - by Dr Jennifer Frosch 
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26 April 2021 - by BioNews 
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19 April 2021 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw 
Newborns conceived via IVF appear to have lower levels of DNA methylation at certain regions of DNA, when compared to newborns conceived without IVF...
1 March 2021 - by Annabel Slater 
In 1978, in the run-up to the birth of Louise Brown, the first IVF baby, the media speculated greatly over whether she would be normal. 'Had there been anything at all wrong with me,' Brown has reflected, 'I think it would have been the end of IVF'...
2 November 2020 - by Dr Helen Robertson 
Babies born with birth defects who were conceived via IVF are more likely to develop childhood cancer compared to babies conceived naturally, a recent study has found...
24 February 2020 - by Dr Rosie Morley 
Children conceived by assisted reproductive technologies, such as IVF, are at a slightly higher risk of dying within the first year of life than children conceived naturally, according to a recent study in Sweden...
16 December 2019 - by Dr Molly Godfrey 
Children born from IVF using frozen embryos may have a slightly higher chance of developing childhood cancers, according to a new large-scale study, though the overall risk remains low...
9 September 2019 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery 
A new study has found that children born from assisted reproductive technologies have different epigenetic patterns to those born through natural conception - but that these differences vanish by adulthood...
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