Deep phenotyping to predict live birth outcomes in IVF

Deep phenotyping to predict live birth outcomes in IVF – the authors suggest that their mathematical model is 100x more accurate than using age to predict IVF outcomes. The authors

Telomere Length Measures Embryo Health

Genetic technologies invade every aspect of medicine. Here we find another example of a technology that could significantly assist us in identifying the embryo that will make a baby. The

Australia’s first IVF baby turns 30 and wants everyone to know that IVF-lings are normal

Australia’s First IVF Baby Turns 30: she wants IVF to be taught as normal process in health education. She says that IVF-lings want to let everyone else know that they

Endometriosis Increases Risk of Preterm Birth with or without IVF

Research from the 2010 Annual European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). My comment is that this information adds to the data suggesting that often the condition causing infertility

Canada Seeks Legislation to Slash Multiple Birth Rate

This report comes from an invitation only meeting conducted in November 2009 and hosted by the federal agency, the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) and the Society of Obstetrics

The study compared the outcomes of emergency IVF for cancer to IVF for tubal factor infertility. They had 22 women in each group and the outcome measures were similar between

ICSI Movie

ICSI is an incredibly important technique for male infertility treatment. It turns out that once the sperm is properly placed in the egg, the sperm and egg know what to

Older IVF Moms: How old is too old?

I found several stories related to the same topic: women in their late 50’s or early 60’s who use assisted reproduction to have a child. Obviously, the use of ART

The authors suggest that AMH testing is useful for individualization of stimulation protocols in oocyte donors to maximize egg yields and to prevent OHSS. This conclusion makes great sense to

RBM Online – Real-time PCR method for rapid sexing of human preimplantation embryos

In this blinded prospective study, the authors showed that rapid and reliable real-time PCR-based gender identification of preimplantation human embryos using a single blastomere can be performed within about 4