George M Grunert MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, HFS IVF Program Director

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  • Technique for 'three-parent baby' revealed

    Details of a pioneering IVF technique using mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) have been revealed, giving hope to those families with inheritable mitochondrial disorders that they may be able to have healthy children in the future.

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  • Unlocking the key to infertility in older women

    Findings from new research may finally resolve, and potentially provide answers, as to why older women have higher incidences of miscarriage and have babies with chromosomal abnormalities.

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  • Fertilized egg cells trigger, monitor loss of sperm's epigenetic memory

    Scientists have discovered how an embryo’s genomic integrity is safeguarded during the first 24 hours after fertilization. Insights into this mechanism have implications for improving in vitro fertilization.

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  • Researchers improve technology to save sperm stem cells

    Researchers have found a promising way to preserve sperm stem cells so boys could undergo cancer treatment without risking their fertility.

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  • New explanation found for age-related female infertility

    Infertility affects millions of couples in the United States, and age is one of the main factors that influence a person's ability to procreate. New research examines the genetic basis for age-related infertility in women and finds a potential new explanation for it.

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  • It only seems like a twins boom. Fewer women having multiples with IVF

    There's so much attention over Beyonce and Amal Clooney's baby news, it seems like the year of the twins. They're the latest examples of an all-time record number of twin births in the U.S., as more women delay pregnancy to their mid-30s and beyond.

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  • Gentlemen Speak: This Is What It's Like to Struggle with Infertility as a Man

    No one walks away from their wedding day thinking that infertility will be part of their lives. Most men think that becoming a parent is easy and are more concerned with being ready when that day comes. Before my wife and I got married, we both knew that having children would be difficult, but I didn't understand what infertility would mean to me until we actually said 'I Do.'

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  • John Legend encourages struggling couples to try IVF

    John Legend has encouraged couples having trouble conceiving naturally to try IVF fertility treatment. The 38-year-old singer and his wife Chrissy Teigen conceived their nine-month-old daughter Luna through in-vitro fertilisation, which is where eggs are collected and fertilised by sperm in a lab, then implanted back into the woman's uterus.

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  • Causes of male infertility

    Infertility is a reproductive system disorder which results in the inability of a couple to procreate. The reasons for not being able to conceive can be varied and could be related to either partner. When the reproductive system of the male has a problem which makes it difficult for the couple to have a child, it is termed male infertility.

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  • 9 ways to help a friend with infertility

    Infertility can be a hard and lonely struggle. It's not something pleasant to go through, let alone talk about, so most people simply avoid discussing it. However, while it's a hard thing to talk about, when you're going through it your thoughts are completely consumed by it. I was the first of my close friends to encounter infertility, and it was only a few years in that I realized what helped me get through it and how I could help a friend struggling with infertility.

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