IVF

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Foot-and-mouth disease risk drives livestock farmers to freeze sperm and eggs to protect bloodlines

The threat of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has prompted the $32 billion Australian red meat industry to consider freezing bovine sperm and eggs for use in future breeding programs to protect their bloodlines. Most important points: The red meat sector considers reducing the risk of exotic disease intrusion by freezing genetics FMD was found in Indonesia …

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Couples receive co-funding to pay for pre-implantation genetic testing during IVF

SINGAPORE: A new co-funding program will be introduced for couples undergoing two types of pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT), the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced Thursday (June 30). PGT is the process of testing embryonic cells for previously identified genetic abnormalities. This allows doctors to select healthy embryos for implantation in the uterus during in vitro …

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