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Study Finds New Way to Test for Genetic Disease in Embryos

FertilityAuthority,  April 2, 2013

A study published in the March 2013 edition of Reproductive Biomedicine Online examines a new technique for sampling embryo DNA. Scientists explain how extracting fluid from blastocysts could be a safer and more efficient alternative to biopsy via preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).

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Can Infertility Increase the Risk for Developmental Problems in Offspring?

FertilityAuthority,  Mar 26, 2013

A study to be published in an upcoming Fetal & Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood suggests that longer time to conception, as is the case for fertility patients, may put parents at greater risk of having children with minor neurological development complications.

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Study Finds Gene Mutation Linked to Menopause, Infertility

FertilityAuthority,  Mar 22, 2013

A study published in the journal, Cancer, in January 2013 says BRCA gene mutation is responsible for more than just breast or ovarian cancer. Women with mutations are also at risk of entering menopause at a younger age and suffering an earlier decline in fertility.

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Australians to Import Donor Eggs from United States

FertilityAuthority,  Mar 14, 2013

March 14, 2013

Reports out of Australia say couples will soon have greater reproductive options due to a new agreement that allows Aussie women to import donor eggs from the United States. Until now, couples who were looking into donor egg in vitro fertilization (IVF) found themselves in competition with one another due to the shortage of donor egg supply.

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Subsequent Fertility Rates Similiar, Regardless of Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment

FertilityAuthority,  Mar 13, 2013

March 13, 2013

A new study published by Dr. Perrine Campas and colleagues in the March 13, 2013 edition of the journal Human Reproduction, compared fertility outcomes after treating ectopic pregnancy with methotrexate injection, salpingostomy which preserves the fallopian tubes, or salpingectomy (Fallopian tube removal). This study is the first randomized trial of its kind, designed to compare treatments for ectopic pregnancy and subsequent fertility. Results indicate that post-treatment fertility rates to be similar whether patients experience low risk ectopic pregnancy or high risk ectopic pregnancy, and regardless of the type of treatment recommended per the severity of the ectopic pregnancy.

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Judge Refuses to Dismiss Law Suit of IVF Patient against Diocese

FertilityAuthority,  Mar 12, 2013

Federal judge, Robert Miller, has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought forth by an Indiana school teacher who was fired from her job because she underwent in vitro fertilization (IVF), a fertility treatment that is banned under Catholic law.

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Embryoscope Responsible for Another Live Birth

FertilityAuthority,  Mar 11, 2013

March 11, 2013

Editor's Note: This article has been updated on March 15, 2013

A technique for monitoring embryo development has been put into practice by 15 fertility clinics in the United States since it was first approved by the FDA in 2011. The first live birth resulting from IVF and Embryoscope culture was reported in 2012 by The Fertility Centers of New England and now the Cleveland Clinic has announced its first success: healthy twin girls born after utilizing the Embryoscope technology!

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Professor Supports Claim that Ice Improves Male Fertility

FertilityAuthority,  Mar 11, 2013

March 11, 2013

In response to a new product on the market claiming to improve male fertility, a professor at the University of Lagos has stated that ice really can improve sperm quality and quantity.

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Breakthrough in Genetic Screening Combines Two Important Tests

FertilityAuthority,  Mar 4, 2013

Research findings presented at the American Society for Reproductive medicine’s annual conference in October 2012 say a breakthrough method of genetic screening combines two important tests for examining DNA and number of chromosomes in an embryo during an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle.

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Diamond Petri Dishes Promote Sperm Viability for IVF

FertilityAuthority,  Feb 28, 2013

February 28, 2013

A study published in the journal Online Proceedings Library of the Materials Research Society says Petri dishes made of diamond, rather than polystyrene, promote better sperm viability.
The data suggests that in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates could improve using a more stable material than the plastic traditionally used to create the dishes.

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