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Howard W, Jones Jr,. A Pioneer of Reproductive Medicine, Dies at 104

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 03, 2015

Howard W. Jones Jr., a physician who pushed the boundaries of gynecologic surgery, opened the first sex-change clinic in an American hospital and helped achieve the first birth through in vitro fertilization in the United States, died on Friday in Norfolk, Va. He was 104.

First In Vitro Baby in US Remembers Dr. Howard Jones

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 03, 2015

Dr. Howard Jones, who made history by bringing IVF to the US, has died. His courageous and tenacious spirit helped countless couples have children through a then cutting-edge technology. He has been called a pioneer — an innovator — a brilliant scientist.

Surgeon Howard Jones, Who Pioneered IVF, Dies at 104

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine August 03, 2015

Surgeon Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization, died Friday at 104. Jones, who was still writing and active in his field until a recent illness, enjoyed a medical career longer than most people's lives. Although he had a series of triumphs as a surgeon, he became best known for something he achieved at age 70. In 1981, he and his wife, physician Georgeanna Jones, ushered in the birth of the first baby born through IVF in the USA.

ASRM Mourns the Passing of Dr. Howard Jones

Press Releases July 31, 2015

All of us within ASRM, and indeed all of us in reproductive medicine around the world, are saddened by the death of Howard Jones.

A Nobel Winner Looks to Create Life in His Lab

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine July 28, 2015

Many scientists spend their lives trying to answer just one question. But geneticist Jack Szostak says there’s lots of problems to solve. He spent the first two decades of his career investigating chromosomes, specifically the role played by telomeres, tiny structures at the ends of chromosomes, and the enzyme telomerase, which revolutionized what we know about the aging process. That research, from the 1980s, earned him a share of the 2009 Nobel prize for physiology or medicine. In the 1990s, Szostak turned his attention to RNA and its role in the early evolution of life.

SCOTUS: Same_Sex Marriage Now Legal in All 50 States

Legally Speaking July 22, 2015

On June 26th, 2015 the Supreme Court of the United States(SCOTUS) issued its long-awaited decision on same-sex marriage, ruling that the right to marry is a fundamental Constitutional right recognized under the 14th Amendment that cannot be denied to same-sex couples.  As a result of the Court’s 5-4 decision, every state must now issue marriage licenses and recognize marriages between same-sex couples.  The decision reflects a remarkably swift change of law and policy that began only in 2003, with the first such legal recognition handed down by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in its ground-breaking 2003 Goodrich decision. Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, 440 Mass. 309, 798 N. E. 2d 941 (2003).

Shepherd-Sally Partial Settlement Reached

Legally Speaking July 21, 2015

There has been a partial settlement in the complex set of court cases and a maternity decision in April 2015, involving a child born to actor Sherri Shepherd and her estranged husband Lamar Sally through gestational surrogacy. The child was conceived and born during the parties’ marriage, using embryos created from Sally’s sperm and an anonymous egg donor, and carried by a single mother as a gestational carrier.

French Highest Court Recognizes Children Born Abroad Through Surrogacy

Legally Speaking July 21, 2015

In July, and after years of refusing legal recognition to children born abroad from surrogacy, that country’s highest court has reversed course. The French Court of Cassation’s July 3rd ruling means that children born to surrogates abroad will now be legally recognized as children of their biological French parents, entitled to French birth certificates, and thus able to both confirm the parent-child relationship for all purposes and establish French citizenship. Surrogacy within France remains illegal and the decision does not apply to an intended parent who does not have a biological connection.

NIH Seeks Comment on National Children’s Study Alternative

ASRM Bulletins July 17, 2015

The National Children’s Study (NCS) was authorized by Congress in 2000 to study environmental influences on child health and development. However, in 2014 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) was asked to review the NCS and issued a report which outlined concerns regarding the study's design, management, oversight structure, and anticipated cost. As a result, the launch of the Main Study for the NCS was put on hold, and an advisory committee to the Director of NIH was tasked with reviewing the feasibility of continuing the NCS. In late 2014, the advisory committee recommended that, while the overall goals of the NCS should remain a priority for future scientific support, the NCS was not feasible as currently outlined. It was soon announced that the NIH would discontinue the NCS.

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