It is human nature to approach new technology with both excitement and trepidation. In vitro fertilization (IVF) and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is responsible for the generation of more than 5 million lives throughout the world. Harnessed in this large cohort size is the ability to assess long term outcomes of the offspring. National registries […]
ART for A.R.T.
“Life is short, Art is long…” Hello and welcome to The Fertility Centers of New England’s Boston Center. The above passage is attributed to Hippocrates, an Ancient Greek physician (460-370 BCE), who made this line the opening of his medical text, Aphorismi. The complete statement is: “Life is short, Art (from the Greek word ‘techne’ […]
Exercising the “Art” in A.R.T.
There is a certain “art” in Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Part of which is the successful culturing of embryos. Providing the best environment for embryos to thrive is one part of the infertility puzzle that can be very complex. Based on many years of research, embryologists study the biology of embryos to determine their specific needs […]
Five Million IVF Babies Since 1978
On 25 July, 1978 a healthy baby girl was born to Lesley and John Brown of Bristol, UK following nine years of infertility. They named their new daughter Louise Joy Brown. Birth is a remarkable event, but what made this birth even more astonishing was that the Brown’s baby girl was conceived through In Vitro […]
In one of the largest studies to date to address the issue of whether reproductive technologies increase the risk of birth defects researchers came to the conclusion that the transfer of cryopreserved embryos does not increase the risk of birth defects. This research was published in the New England Journal of Medicine May 05, 2012. […]