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Anver Kuliev, director of research at the Reproductive Genetics Institute, recalls the first conference of the International Working Group on Preimplantation Genetics and the early successes of the technique.
Dr. Lydon Chang explains the benefits of taking a low stimulation approach to fertility treatment.
Dr. Jason Barritt, research scientist at the A.R.T. Reproductive Center, shows an example of a monitoring system that tracks embryo development from the first cell division to detect abnormalities.
Brock Peters, director of research for Complete Genomics Inc., introduces long fragment read (LFR) technology and how its used in sequencing the genome.
Clinical psychologist Anne Malave comments on the links between stress and fertility, and how support groups help patients 'hang in there.'
Recombine CTO, Alex Bisignano, describes how new affordable technology is allowing patients to screen for multiple genetic diseases at one time, regardless of ethnicity.
Dr. Joe Conaghan, fertility specialist at the Pacific Fertility Center, and Dr. Serena Chen, rated "Top Fertility Doc" by New York Magazine, analyse new time-lapse imaging to detect low quality embryos.
Melissa Maisenbacher, genetic counselor at Natera, details the particular risks for women over 35 trying to get pregnant and the medical tools available to help them.
Santiago Munné, founder of Reprogenetics, predicts that next-generation sequencing technology like Ion Torrent will speed up the unscrambling of our DNA.
Gabriel Blau from the Family Equality Council explains why assisted conception and adoption are a part of the new normal for families.
Doctor Joe Leigh Simpson from the March of Dimes Foundation previews the Fertility Planit conference with a discussion on the advanced genetic screenings that can more easily detect genetic disorders at lower cost.
Addressing the issue of single mothers worrying about having multiple children, filmmaker Nina Davenport says that women should embrace life as it comes, and it's okay to only have one child.
Mark Hughes MD, PhD, Laboratory Founder, Genesis Genetics, talks about the options genetically at-risk couples have and the decline in intimacy they experience due to the thought of having a child who must endure a genetic disease.
Sarah Richards, author of Motherhood Rescheduled, and Dr. Gad Lavy from the New England Fertility Institute debate putting an age limit on parenthood and egg freezing.
Dr. Genevieve Fairbrother offers tips for pregnant women on how to best communicate with doctors about prenatal care.
Stephany Kirkpatrick, Director of Finance and LearnVest describes how a certified financial planner can guide a couple through the financial side of the family planning process.
New York Times best-selling author and TV host, Gabrielle Bernstein, shares a meditation that helps to reorganize stress and strengthen peace within.
Kelly Ketterson, VP Operations, Reprogenics, discusses the rise in trophectoderm biopsies over day 3 biopsies, and wonders if day 3 biopsies should even be offered anymore.
Jacques Cohen, PhD, Co-founder, Reprogenetics & Director of The Art Institute of Washington, shares videos of biopsies that he found on the internet while discussing clinical embryology procedures/
Dr. James Grifo illustrates the similar effect that a woman's age has on the probability of a baby born with down syndrome and the success of IVF.
Tara Stiles of Strala Yoga shares her experience of encouraging her mother to adopt a healthier lifestyle and her tips on broaching the subject with loved ones.
Dagan Wells, laboratory director at Reprogenetics Current, shows how next-generation DNA sequencing is using the human genome map to find mutations quicker and cheaper than before.