Sunday, May 1, 2016
All in vitro fertilization programs and clinics should have plans for the protection of fresh and cryopreserved human tissue and continuation of patient care in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.
Monday, March 7, 2016
Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Medical providers have an ethical duty to disclose clinically significant errors involving gametes and embryos as soon as they are discovered; clinics also should have written policies in place for reducing and disclosing errors.…
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Although posthumous assisted reproduction (PAR) appears to be acceptable to a majority of IVF users, further research is required on how to ensure that their consent for PAR is well informed.
Friday, January 31, 2014
The ethical conduct of human gamete and embryo research is contingent upon conscientious application of principles of informed consent with respect to gamete and embryo donors. Relevant ethical issues are developed herein.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research is an ethically acceptable disposition for human embryos in excess of those needed to meet the fertility needs of patients.
Friday, May 31, 2013
It is ethically acceptable to destroy abandoned embryos. It is not ethically acceptable to use abandoned embryos for research or transfer than to another couple without prior written consent.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The author reflects on the findings of Zhao et al. in their article "Effect of 5-aza-2′-deoxycytidine on methylation of the putative imprinted control region of H19 during the in vitro development of vitrified bovine two-cell embryos" and discusses the need for additional research and experience in epigenetics before the new technology can be applied to human IVF and ART.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Sheep oocyte quality was assessed by brilliant cresyl blue (BCB) staining. Stained oocytes (BCB+) showed more adenosine triphosphate and more blastocysts after IVF than BCB. Differences in blastocyst percentages were not observed after ICSI.