Human Embryos and Preimplantation Genetic Technologies

Human Embryos and Preimplantation Genetic Technologies
Author: E. Scott Sills,Gianpiero D. Palermo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2019-05-01
ISBN 10: 0128167440
ISBN 13: 9780128167441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Embryos and Preimplantation Genetic Technologies Book Review:

Human Embryos and Preimplantation Genetic Technologies: Ethical, Social, and Public Policy Aspects presents the first holistic analysis of PGD and PGS as it is practiced and regulated worldwide. In addition to scientific and technical aspects, the book provides perspectives on the ethical, legal, religious, policy and social implications of global assisted reproduction technologies, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Australia. Chapters cover history, ethics, feminism, family dynamics, psychological and interpersonal factors, the current state of PGD and PGS in 20 different sovereign nations and religious communities, and provide an analysis of public policy concerns and future directions. Provides an in-depth discussion of PGD and PGS as practiced and regulated worldwide Offers an accessible resource for researchers, medical professionals, patients, regulators and policymakers seeking expert opinions on PGS and PGD Contains chapters contributed by international clinicians, researchers and thought leaders in the field of assisted reproductive technology

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in Clinical Practice

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in Clinical Practice
Author: Tarek El-Toukhy,Peter Braude
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2013-11-08
ISBN 10: 1447129482
ISBN 13: 9781447129486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in Clinical Practice Book Review:

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a rapidly advancing field of reproductive genetics. With the significant improvements achieved over the last few years in the understanding of many genetic diseases and in the techniques of molecular genetic testing, new genetic diseases are being added to the list of conditions amenable to PGD almost on a weekly basis. Therefore, the subject of PGD is becoming relevant to a much wider variety of medical disciplines and an increasing number of patients who may wish to know more about this treatment option. This unique book offers a comprehensive yet practical “user-friendly” guide to preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). It provides understanding of and insight into the complete procedure, its recent clinical and laboratory developments and its future prospects, whilst offering an easy point of reference for patient enquiries. Concluding with perspectives on the ethical and social issues often encountered by healthcare professionals counselling patients with regards to PGD. Each chapter within Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in Clinical Practice is written by established authorities in their fields. An essential resource for PGD specialists and non-specialists, and for all practitioners working within the disciplines of fertility, reproductive medicine and medical genetics.

Handbook of New Genetic Diagnostic Technologies in Reproductive Medicine

Handbook of New Genetic Diagnostic Technologies in Reproductive Medicine
Author: Carlos Simón,Carmen Rubio
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN 10: 1498763316
ISBN 13: 9781498763318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of New Genetic Diagnostic Technologies in Reproductive Medicine Book Review:

Different genetic diagnostic and treatment options are used worldwide to improve routine IVF procedures for the benefit of patients. This handbook updates the new genetic diagnostic technologies that have been translated to practice aiming to improve outcomes in the clinic and have a healthy baby at home. Chapters cover the use of genetic technologies in a personalized manner to unravel the possible genetic risks for the couple wishing to conceive, in terms of sperm, the embryo, the endometrium, miscarriage, and finally the fetus.

Human Genome Editing

Human Genome Editing
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,National Academy of Medicine,National Academy of Sciences,Committee on Human Gene Editing: Scientific, Medical, and Ethical Considerations
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-08-13
ISBN 10: 0309452880
ISBN 13: 9780309452885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Genome Editing Book Review:

Genome editing is a powerful new tool for making precise alterations to an organism's genetic material. Recent scientific advances have made genome editing more efficient, precise, and flexible than ever before. These advances have spurred an explosion of interest from around the globe in the possible ways in which genome editing can improve human health. The speed at which these technologies are being developed and applied has led many policymakers and stakeholders to express concern about whether appropriate systems are in place to govern these technologies and how and when the public should be engaged in these decisions. Human Genome Editing considers important questions about the human application of genome editing including: balancing potential benefits with unintended risks, governing the use of genome editing, incorporating societal values into clinical applications and policy decisions, and respecting the inevitable differences across nations and cultures that will shape how and whether to use these new technologies. This report proposes criteria for heritable germline editing, provides conclusions on the crucial need for public education and engagement, and presents 7 general principles for the governance of human genome editing.

Textbook of Human Reproductive Genetics

Textbook of Human Reproductive Genetics
Author: Karen Sermon,Stéphane Viville
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-04-10
ISBN 10: 1107683580
ISBN 13: 9781107683587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Human Reproductive Genetics Book Review:

This book brings together genetics, reproductive biology and medicine for an integrative view of the emerging specialism of reproductive genetics.

Cloning and the Future of Human Embryo Research

Cloning and the Future of Human Embryo Research
Author: Paul Lauritzen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780195128581
ISBN 13: 0195128583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloning and the Future of Human Embryo Research Book Review:

Hailed as revolutionary, the prospect of human cloning is actually the next logical step in a series of developments in reproductive technology that began with the first test-tube baby in 1978. This book addresses the debates over cloning in the context of new reproductive technology and human embryo research. It examines the status of preimplantation embryos, the ethical issues related to cloning and embryo research, and the formulation of public policy.

Human Reproductive Genetics

Human Reproductive Genetics
Author: Juan A. Garcia-Velasco,Emre Seli
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2020-04-19
ISBN 10: 0128167491
ISBN 13: 9780128167496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Reproductive Genetics Book Review:

Human Reproductive Genetics: Emerging Technologies and Clinical Applications presents a great reference for clinicians and researchers in reproductive medicine. Part I includes a brief background of genetics and epigenetics, probability of disease, and the different techniques that are being used today for analysis and genetic counseling. Part II focuses on the analysis of the embryo, current controversies and future concepts. Part III comprises different clinical scenarios that clinicians frequently face in practice. The increasing amount of genetic tests available and the growing information that patients handle makes this section a relevant part of the fertility treatment discussion. Finally, Part IV concludes with the psychological aspects of genetic counseling and the role of counselor and bioethics in human reproduction. Provides an essential reference for clinicians involved in reproductive medicine Builds foundational knowledge on new genetic tests coming into the clinical scenario for physicians involved with patients Assembles critically evaluated chapters that cover basic concepts of genetics and epigenetics and the techniques involved, including preimplantation genetic testing, controversies, and more

Human Preimplantation Embryo Selection

Human Preimplantation Embryo Selection
Author: Jacques Cohen,Kay Elder
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-09-26
ISBN 10: 9780203089712
ISBN 13: 0203089715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Preimplantation Embryo Selection Book Review:

The most profound dilemma in assisted reproduction to date is the inability to recognize potentially viable embryos before their replacement into the reproductive tract. Application of increasingly advanced new technology has allowed the field of embryo evaluation to evolve rapidly and dramatically over the past five years. Human Preimplantation Embryo Selection assembles the leaders in the field of assisted reproduction to discuss their visions of dealing with the topic of embryo selection in the light of the limitations involving the fragility of the early human embryo. The purpose of this book is to shed light on the ever-expanding techniques that are being employed and evaluated with regard to embryo selection. A comprehensive overview may guide the ART practitioner in choice of techniques and evaluation of benefits and drawbacks. This book will provide an up-to-date overview and reference source: an invaluable tool for assisted reproductive practice worldwide.

Human Gametes and Preimplantation Embryos

Human Gametes and Preimplantation Embryos
Author: David K. Gardner,Denny Sakkas,Emre Seli,Dagan Wells
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2013-05-27
ISBN 10: 1461466512
ISBN 13: 9781461466512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Gametes and Preimplantation Embryos Book Review:

In recent years, the advancing science and increasing availability of assisted reproduction have given new hope to infertile couples. However, the use of IVF and ART has also led to marked increases in the number of multiple-infant live births. This poses a public health concern, as these neonates have a higher rate of pre-term delivery, compromising their survival chances and increasing their risk of lifelong disability. By optimizing the selection of gametes and embryos with high probabilities of implantation, it is possible to reduce the number of embryos transferred and, by extension, the number of high-risk multiple gestations, while maintaining or increasing pregnancy rates. Human Gametes and Preimplantation Embryos: Assessment and Diagnosis provides a broad yet concise overview of established and developing methodologies for assessment of gamete and embryo viability in assisted reproduction. This book elucidates the best practices for precisely selecting viable specimens based on morphology and cleavage rate and covers the spectrum of emerging adjunctive technologies for predicting reproductive potential. The authors present their extensive knowledge of “omics” approaches (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics), with unbiased delineation of the associated advantages and potential pitfalls. This valuable clinical resource is well suited to infertility specialists, Ob/Gyn physicians, IVF laboratory technicians, and researchers in the fields of embryology and reproductive medicine.

Born and Made

Born and Made
Author: Sarah Franklin,Celia Roberts
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-10-30
ISBN 10: 1400835429
ISBN 13: 9781400835423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born and Made Book Review:

Are new reproductive and genetic technologies racing ahead of a society that is unable to establish limits to their use? Have the "new genetics" outpaced our ability to control their future applications? This book examines the case of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), the procedure used to prevent serious genetic disease by embryo selection, and the so-called "designer baby" method. Using detailed empirical evidence, the authors show that far from being a runaway technology, the regulation of PGD over the past fifteen years provides an example of precaution and restraint, as well as continual adaptation to changing social circumstances. Through interviews, media and policy analysis, and participant observation at two PGD centers in the United Kingdom, Born and Made provides an in-depth sociological examination of the competing moral obligations that define the experience of PGD. Among the many novel findings of this pathbreaking ethnography of reproductive biomedicine is the prominence of uncertainty and ambivalence among PGD patients and professionals--a finding characteristic of the emerging "biosociety," in which scientific progress is inherently paradoxical and contradictory. In contrast to much of the speculative futurology that defines this field, Born and Made provides a timely and revealing case study of the on-the-ground decision-making that shapes technological assistance to human heredity.

Preimplantation Genetic Testing

Preimplantation Genetic Testing
Author: Darren K. Griffin,Gary L. Harton
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2020-06-19
ISBN 10: 0429820305
ISBN 13: 9780429820304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preimplantation Genetic Testing Book Review:

Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is now well established as a valuable treatment option for patients wishing to start or continue a family, for a range of indications from advanced maternal age to high risk of transmitting inherited disease. This text brings together contemporary thinking from international opinion leaders and will be an invaluable guide for practitioners in Reproductive Medicine wishing to keep pace with the latest developments and clinical data.

The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction

The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction
Author: Henry T. Greely
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2016-05-30
ISBN 10: 0674728963
ISBN 13: 9780674728967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction Book Review:

Within twenty, maybe forty, years most people in developed countries will stop having sex for the purpose of reproduction. Instead, prospective parents will be told as much as they wish to know about the genetic makeup of dozens of embryos, and they will pick one or two for implantation, gestation, and birth. And it will be safe, lawful, and free. In this work of prophetic scholarship, Henry T. Greely explains the revolutionary biological technologies that make this future a seeming inevitability and sets out the deep ethical and legal challenges humanity faces as a result. “Readers looking for a more in-depth analysis of human genome modifications and reproductive technologies and their legal and ethical implications should strongly consider picking up Greely’s The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction...[It has] the potential to empower readers to make informed decisions about the implementation of advancements in genetics technologies.” —Dov Greenbaum, Science “[Greely] provides an extraordinarily sophisticated analysis of the practical, political, legal, and ethical implications of the new world of human reproduction. His book is a model of highly informed, rigorous, thought-provoking speculation about an immensely important topic.” —Glenn C. Altschuler, Psychology Today

Regulating Pre implantation Genetic Diagnosis

Regulating Pre implantation Genetic Diagnosis
Author: Sheila McLean,Sarah Elliston
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 041568644X
ISBN 13: 9780415686440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regulating Pre implantation Genetic Diagnosis Book Review:

The successful achievement of pregnancies following pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) was first reported in April 1990. The technology is often used for patients who are at substantial risk of conceiving a pregnancy affected by a known genetic disorder, however from this technology other more controversial uses have arisen such as HLA typing to save the life of a sibling, gender selection for social reasons, the prevention of late onset diseases, or the prevention of diseases which may be genetically predisposed to developing such as breast cancer. The technology surrounding PGD is constantly developing, giving rise to new and unexpected consequences that create fresh ethical and legal dilemmas. Featuring internationally recognized experts in the field, this book critically explores the regulation of PGD and the broader legal and ethical issues associated with it. It looks at the regulatory situation in a number of jurisdictions including New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, but it also explores a number of themes of wide significance including a historical consideration of PGD and its part in the creation of the "genetic embryo" as a political tool, the over regulation of PGD and the ethical difficulties in handling additional unexpected medical information yielded by new technologies. This book will be of particular interest to academics and students of law, medicine and ethics.

An Atlas of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

An Atlas of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Author: Yury Verlinsky,Anver Kuliev
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2004-12-22
ISBN 10: 9781842142455
ISBN 13: 1842142453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Atlas of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Book Review:

Extensively illustrated, this atlas is a manual for the establishment and realization of PGD within the framework of assisted reproduction and genetics services. Fully revised and updated, the atlas includes descriptions of the authors' pioneering work on polar body based PGD for genetic and chromosomal disorders. The authors' novel experience of PGD for late-onset disorders with genetic predisposition will be of special interest. Their accumulated PGD experience for poor-prognosis IVF patients presents further evidence of the improvement of clinical outcome and the requirement for meiotic error testing for a higher accuracy of preselecting aneuploidy-free embryos for transfer.

Human Reproductive Genetics

Human Reproductive Genetics
Author: Juan A. Garcia-Velasco,Emre Seli
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2020-04-19
ISBN 10: 0128167491
ISBN 13: 9780128167496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Reproductive Genetics Book Review:

Human Reproductive Genetics: Emerging Technologies and Clinical Applications presents a great reference for clinicians and researchers in reproductive medicine. Part I includes a brief background of genetics and epigenetics, probability of disease, and the different techniques that are being used today for analysis and genetic counseling. Part II focuses on the analysis of the embryo, current controversies and future concepts. Part III comprises different clinical scenarios that clinicians frequently face in practice. The increasing amount of genetic tests available and the growing information that patients handle makes this section a relevant part of the fertility treatment discussion. Finally, Part IV concludes with the psychological aspects of genetic counseling and the role of counselor and bioethics in human reproduction. Provides an essential reference for clinicians involved in reproductive medicine Builds foundational knowledge on new genetic tests coming into the clinical scenario for physicians involved with patients Assembles critically evaluated chapters that cover basic concepts of genetics and epigenetics and the techniques involved, including preimplantation genetic testing, controversies, and more

The Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debate

The Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debate
Author: Arthur L Caplan
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780262582087
ISBN 13: 0262582082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debate Book Review:

Discusses the ethical issues involved in the use of human embryonic stem cells in regenerative medicine.

On Moral Medicine

On Moral Medicine
Author: M. Therese Lysaught
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 1162
Release: 2012-07-20
ISBN 10: 0802866018
ISBN 13: 9780802866011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Moral Medicine Book Review:

In print for more than two decades, On Moral Medicine remains the definitive anthology for Christian theological reflection on medical ethics. This third edition updates and expands the earlier awardwinning volumes, providing classrooms and individuals alike with one of the finest available resources for ethics-engaged modern medicine.

Genetic Diversity and Disease Susceptibility

Genetic Diversity and Disease Susceptibility
Author: Yamin Liu
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2018-10-17
ISBN 10: 1789842018
ISBN 13: 9781789842012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetic Diversity and Disease Susceptibility Book Review:

Polymorphism or variation in DNA sequence can affect individual phenotypes such as color of skin or eyes, susceptibility to diseases, and response to drugs, vaccines, chemicals, and pathogens. Especially, the interfaces between genetics, disease susceptibility, and pharmacogenomics have recently been the subject of intense research activity. This book is a self-contained collection of valuable scholarly papers related to genetic diversity and disease susceptibility, pharmacogenomics, ongoing advances in technology, and analytic methods in this field. The book contains nine chapters that cover the three main topics of genetic polymorphism, genetic diversity, and disease susceptibility and pharmacogenomics. Hence, this book is particularly useful to academics, scientists, physicians, pharmacists, practicing researchers, and postgraduate students whose work relates to genetic polymorphisms.

Regulating Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in the United States

Regulating Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in the United States
Author: M. Bayefsky,B. Jennings
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2015-01-20
ISBN 10: 1137515449
ISBN 13: 9781137515445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regulating Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in the United States Book Review:

Reproductive technology allows us to test embryos' genes before deciding whether to transfer them to a woman's uterus. Embryo selection raises many ethical questions but is virtually unregulated in the United States. This comprehensive study considers the ethical, medical, political, and economic aspects of developing appropriate regulation.

Engineering the Human Germline

Engineering the Human Germline
Author: Gregory Stock,John Howland Campbell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0195133021
ISBN 13: 9780195133028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering the Human Germline Book Review:

This book explores the many prospects, challenges and ethical questions that surround the engineering of our reproductive cells. It is an accessible, three-part examination, moving from focused, realistic assessments of the promise and problems for this advancing technology to a section of short essays on the implications of our technological ability. Also included is a panel discussion in which leading scientists, ethicists, and public policy workers give voice to their thoughts and concerns regarding our impending genetic technologies. Many world leaders in these fields, including Leroy Hood, French Anderson, Mario Capecchi, Daniel Koshland, Michael Rose, Lee Silver, and James Watson, have contributed to this volume, providing the essential elements of the debate over germline engineering. If you have ever pondered the question: "Would I be willing to genetically alter my own child-to-be, given a safe, reliable technology, offering a tempting possibility?", this book will be an indispensable guide.