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Infertile Mom's Genetics, Via MicroRNAs, Get Passed On To Her Egg Donation Child

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 06, 2015

A new study from researchers at the Fundacion Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad and Stanford University suggests infertile women who carry a child fertilized using a donor egg still impart an important genetic gift to their children. Molecules known as MicroRNAs that are secreted in the mother’s womb can change the genetic information of the child, the researchers say.

Why Science Can't Say When a Baby's Life Begins

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 05, 2015

Modern science offers no clarity. If anything, the past century of scientific advances have only made the answer more complicated. As scientists have peered into wombs with ultrasound and looked directly at sperm entering an egg, they’ve found that all the bright lines they thought existed dissolving.

Canada Will Partially Fund IVF Treatments For Women Under 43 — Fingers Crossed The U.S. Follows Their Lead

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 05, 2015

This week, though, thousands of would-be parents in Canada scored a major victory: On Thursday, Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced that the Ontario government will partially fund in vitro fertilization treatments for women 43-years-old and younger.

Researchers Call for WHO Review After One-seventh Meet Normal Sperm Count

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 02, 2015

A Western Australian study of men in their 20s, published on Friday, found only one in seven met the World Health Organisation’s male fertility criteria

Scientists Report New Avenue for Study of Male Infertility, Contraception

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 02, 2015

Japanese scientists have reported a potential breakthrough in the study of male infertility after they identified the role a certain protein plays in the motility of sperm.

Anti-Mullerian Hormone Levels Not Associated With Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine October 01, 2015

In fertile women with a history of one or two pregnancy losses, lower and higher anti-Müllerian hormone levels were not associated with fecundability in unassisted conceptions, according to recent study findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Woman Gets 18 months in Prison for Massive Egg Donor Fraud

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 29, 2015

For years, infertile women and men gave Allison Layton their money, trusting that she would spend it as she promised: Making their dreams of having children come true.Instead, Layton used it to pay personal and business bills, even spending some on her own lavish wedding.

Endometriosis Took My Fertility, and Part of My Self

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 29, 2015

It is not easy to talk about a condition once dismissed as ‘the career women’s disease’. But women will continue to suffer until we realise the cost of ignoring it

Woman’s Defiant Rant About ‘Fertility Shaming’ Strikes a Nerve

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 29, 2015

Freelance writer Emily Bingham’s Facebook rant begging everyone to stop asking other people about their reproductive plans has sparked a fire online.

Miracle Babies for Wounded British soldiers who Lost Hope for Fatherhood When They Stepped on Taliban Landmines

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 28, 2015

Five British soldiers whose reproductive organs were destroyed when they stepped on Taliban landmines in Afghanistan have become fathers thanks to a revolutionary medical procedure pioneered by UK scientists.


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