Three years after a Swedish group announced live births following uterine transplantation from living donors, a group in Brazil has now reported the world's first live birth with a transplanted uterus retrieved from a deceased donor.
EUROPEAN IVF MONITORING
A closed meeting of the European IVF Monitoring (EIM) Consortium, which involved representatives of almost all member nations, outlined the achievements of its data collections as well as the continuing challenges.
An unconfirmed report from a news agency, not from a peer-reviewed journal, claims that twin girls have been born following gene modification with the CRISPR-Cas9 technology.
FEMALE FERTILITY PRESERVATION
Claus Yding Andersen, whose group in Copenhagen leads the way in Europe in ovarian tissue freezing, explains what's been discovered over the past 20 years from 1100 cases and more than 100 thawed transplantations.
IN PROFILE: ARNE SUNDE
Next year the Norwegian embryologist Arne Sunde will take over as editor-in-chief of ESHRE's remarkably successful review journal Human Reproduction Update, whose impact factor reached 11.85 at the last assessment. Sunde's experience with ESHRE reaches back to the very first Executive Committee assembled by Robert Edwards in 1984.
The latest SIG Embryology Campus, held in Nice in November, described gamete and embryo assessment as 'The Holy Grail' of embryology. Four young members of the SIG Embryology were among the many participants and they here provide their feedback.
Human Cell Atlas study defines cells and their interactions at the maternal-fetal interface of early pregnancy.
ESHRE Chairman Roy Farquharson describes the outcome of a two-year strategic review which aims to enhance member support in five key areas of ESHRE activity.
Global fertility rates have declined substantially since 1950. Currently in many nations, fertility rates are not high enough to maintain current population levels, but in others, largely in sub-Saharan Africa, high fertility rates are still driving population increases.
Denny Sakkas, Scientific Director of Boston IVF, spoke at a recent Campus meeting on embryo selection and here talks to Focus on Reproduction about non-invasive methods of aneuploidy testing and embryo viability.