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Ethics Of Embryo Editing Divides Scientists

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 19, 2015

Research that uses powerful gene-editing techniques on human embryos needs to be restricted, scientists agree — but they are split over why.Some say that if safety fears can be allayed, such applications could have a bright future, and could help to eradicate devastating diseases.

Experts Advise Against Early Souvenir Baby Scans

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine March 18, 2015

Parents tempted to follow the fashionable trend for souvenir baby scans should avoid doing so during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, experts say.

CDC To Host Public Health Grand Round on Birth Defects Prevention

ASRM Bulletins January 14, 2015

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) on birth defects prevention on January 20th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST. “Understanding the Causes of Major Birth Defects: Steps to Prevention,” will feature an overview of efforts to understand the causes of major birth defects and a discussion of the challenges in birth defects research as well as methods for turning research findings into effective prevention.

President Signs Federal Spending Measure

ASRM Bulletins December 18, 2014

After lengthy fiscal fights that were representative of the most unproductive Congressional session on record, President Obama has signed a $1.1 trillion federal spending package that Congress was able to approve in the final days of the 113th Congress.

Same-Sex Marriage Update: 6th Circuit Ruling Creates Split in Federal Circuits and Likely to Result in Supreme Court Action in the 2014-2015 Term

Legally Speaking November 14, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Update: 6th Circuit Ruling Creates Split in Federal Circuits and Likely to Result in Supreme Court Action in the 2014-2015 Term http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/files/2014/11/Sixth-Circuit-Gay-Marriage-Opinion-14a0275p-06.pdf

ASRM Presents First-Ever Use of Online Cyber Journal Club™ Technology to Live-Link Conference with International Medical Societies for Interactive Education

Press Releases October 21, 2014

For the first time, using the latest in video technology, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) hosted a live online Journal Club during its 2014 meeting -- and connected its live medical conference, in real time, with a worldwide community of specialists from 12 international medical societies.

ASRM Presents First-Ever Online Cyber Journal Club Technology to Live-Link Conference with International Medical Societies

Press Releases October 21, 2014

For the first time, using the latest in video technology, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) hosted a live online Journal Club during its 2014 meeting -- and connected its live medical conference, in real time, with a worldwide community of specialists from 12 international medical societies.

ASRM Announces 2014 Awards

Press Releases October 19, 2014

ASRM Announces Awards Distinguished Researcher Award goes to Gautam Chaudhuri, M.D., Ph.D., David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAIra and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award goes to Jorge E. Chavarro, M.D., Sc.D, Harvard School of Public HealtSuheil J. Muasher, MD, Distinguished Service Award goes to Barbara L. Collura, M.A. , RESOLVE: The National Infertility AssociationKavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award goes to Paul G. McDonough, M.D., Medical College of GeorgiaKY Cha Award in Stem Cell Technology goes to Carlos Simón Vallés, M.D., Ph.D., of Universidad de Valencia Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award goes to Richard P. Dickey, M.D., Ph.D.

Disorders of Sex Development Workshop Info Online

ASRM Bulletins September 04, 2014

In March of this year, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) hosted a scientific research workshop on disorders of sex development (DSD). The NICHD sponsored or co-sponsored previous workshops addressing DSD issues, however, this was the first workshop that focused exclusively on developmental issues and the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

Catherine Spong, MD Named Deputy Director of NICHD

NIH Announcements August 27, 2014

Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D., Director, The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, wrote in an announcement,  “After a rigorous, national search that attracted an impressive array of outstanding candidates, I am extremely pleased to announce that Catherine Y. Spong, M.D. has been selected as the Deputy Director of NICHD.  Cathy brings extensive and impressive experience in both our intramural and extramural programs to the position, along with intelligence, interpersonal skills, and visionary leadership that have won her a high level of respect in our research communities.  

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