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Textbook of Human Reproductive Genetics

Author: Karen Sermon,Stéphane Viville

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107683580

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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

Textbook of Human Reproductive Genetics

Author: Karen Sermon,Stéphane Viville

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139917382

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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What happens with our genome and epigenome in the first fundamental days of our development? How can this be analysed? What do we need to know when faced with patients' questions about their own infertility, or how to prevent the birth of affected children? For the first time, this book brings together both scientists' and clinicians' viewpoints on human reproductive genetics, making for a more comprehensive discussion of interest to ART professionals and developmental biologists. With worldwide leaders in this burgeoning field guiding the reader through from the basics to the most exciting recent discoveries, this book presents the wider picture of how reproductive medicine and biology links with genetics. The editors also address the new challenges raised in how to treat and counsel patients at fertility and genetic clinics, as well as eliciting vivid bioethical debates. This book brings together genetics, reproductive biology and medicine for practitioners and geneticists.

Human Reproductive and Prenatal Genetics

Author: Peter C. K. Leung,Jie Qiao

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128135709

Category: Medical

Page: 552

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Human Reproductive and Prenatal Genetics presents the latest material from a detailed molecular, cellular and translational perspective. Considering its timeliness and potential international impact, this all-inclusive and authoritative work is ideal for researchers, students, and clinicians worldwide. Currently, there are no comprehensive books covering the field of human reproductive and prenatal genetics. As such, this book aims to be among the largest and most useful references available. Features chapter contributions from leading international scientists and clinicians Provides in-depth coverage of key topics in human reproductive and prenatal genetics, including genetic controls, fertilization and implantation, in vitro culture of the human embryo for the study of post-implantation development, and more Identifies how researchers and clinicians can implement the latest genetic, epigenetic, and -omics based approaches

Creation Ethics

Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life

Author: David DeGrazia

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199974101

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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The ethics of creating -- or declining to create -- human beings has been addressed in several contexts: debates over abortion and embryo research; literature on "self-creation"; and discussions of procreative rights and responsibilities, genetic engineering, and future generations. Here, for the first time, is a sustained, scholarly analysis of all of these issues -- a discussion combining breadth of topics with philosophical depth, imagination with current scientific understanding, argumentative rigor with accessibility. The overarching aim of Creation Ethics is to illuminate a broad array of issues connected with reproduction and genetics, through the lens of moral philosophy. With novel frameworks for understanding prenatal moral status and human identity, and exceptional fairness to those holding different views, David DeGrazia sheds new light on the ethics of abortion and embryo research, genetic enhancement and prenatal genetic interventions, procreation and parenting, and decisions that affect the quality of life of future generations. Along the way, he helpfully introduces personal identity theory and value theory as well as such complex topics as moral status, wrongful life, and the "nonidentity problem." The results include a subjective account of human well-being, a standard for responsible procreation and parenting, and a theoretical bridge between consequentialist and nonconsequentialist ethical theories. The upshot is a synoptic, mostly liberal vision of the ethics of creating human beings.

How We Do It

The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction

Author: Robert Martin

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: 0465030157

Category: Science

Page: 320

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A primatologist explores the mystery of the origins of human reproduction, explaining that understanding the evolutionary past can provide insight into what worked, what didn't, and what it all means for the future of mankind.

The Ethics of Genetic Control

Ending Reproductive Roulette: Artificial Insemination, Surrogate Pregnancy, Nonsexual Reproduction, Genetic Control

Author: Joseph F. Fletcher

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615927859

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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The patriarch of medical ethics explains why some accepted ethical values need to catch up with the science of human reproduction and why newer reproductive methods can be more natural and humane than those they replace.Fletcher will rightly be seen as the father of modern medical ethics ... this is required reading for anyone serious about reflecting on the ethical issues raised by new reproductive technologies. Journal of the American Medical Association

The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction

Author: Henry T. Greely

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067454577X

Category: Medical

Page: 391

View: 4369

Within 40 years many people will stop having sex for reproduction. After IVF and preimplantation genetic diagnosis, parents will pick embryos for implantation, gestation, and birth. It will be easy, safe, lawful, and free, Henry Greely predicts. He explains the new technologies and sets out the deep ethical and legal challenges facing humanity.

Towards Reproductive Certainty: Fertility and Genetics Beyond 1999: The Plenary Proceedings of the 11th World Congress

Author: R. Jansen,D. Mortimer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781850700845

Category: Medical

Page: 534

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This is a forward-looking clinical reference of definitive authority on today's headline controversies surrounding in vitro fertilization (IVF) and reproductive genetics. Written by leading experts from medicine, education, psychology, ethics, counseling, and other disciplines studying fertility and genetics, the book contains nearly 70 chapters in seven sections. The introductory section deals with biology, business, morality and society in IVF and reproductive genetics; other sections focus on IVF outcomes, personal ethics and business, biology of the egg, sperm and embryo, implantation, IVF and society, and such 21st century topics as space travel and human reproduction, the disappearing male,and the future of motherhood. Includes bibliographic references and index.


Technological Intervention in Human Reproduction as a Philosophical Problem

Author: Kurt Bayertz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521416931

Category: Medical

Page: 342

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An analysis of the ethical controversies surrounding technological intervention in human reproduction.

Principles and practice of assisted human reproduction

Author: Robert Geoffrey Edwards,Steven A. Brody

Publisher: W B Saunders Co

ISBN: 9780721636269

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 692

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This remarkably authoritative new book presents a complete overview of reproductive endocrinology, infertility, assisted reproduction, and in vitro fertilization. It encompasses the full range of scientific and clinical advances in the field, from the development of the world's first "test tube" baby to the assisted reproductive technologues which now allow human conception to occur in otherwise hopeless cases of infertility. The senior author is the world's preeminent scientist in human embryology and assisted reproduction. He was the first scientist in history to achieve in vitro fertilization of a human egg, and pioneered this subspecialty of medical and scientific practice.

Genetics in the Madhouse

The Unknown History of Human Heredity

Author: Theodore M. Porter

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400890500

Category: History

Page: 464

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The untold story of how hereditary data in mental hospitals gave rise to the science of human heredity In the early 1800s, a century before there was any concept of the gene, physicians in insane asylums began to record causes of madness in their admission books. Almost from the beginning, they pointed to heredity as the most important of these causes. As doctors and state officials steadily lost faith in the capacity of asylum care to stem the terrible increase of insanity, they began emphasizing the need to curb the reproduction of the insane. They became obsessed with identifying weak or tainted families and anticipating the outcomes of their marriages. Genetics in the Madhouse is the untold story of how the collection and sorting of hereditary data in mental hospitals, schools for "feebleminded" children, and prisons gave rise to a new science of human heredity. In this compelling book, Theodore Porter draws on untapped archival evidence from across Europe and North America to bring to light the hidden history behind modern genetics. He looks at the institutional use of pedigree charts, censuses of mental illness, medical-social surveys, and other data techniques--innovative quantitative practices that were worked out in the madhouse long before the manipulation of DNA became possible in the lab. Porter argues that asylum doctors developed many of the ideologies and methods of what would come to be known as eugenics, and deepens our appreciation of the moral issues at stake in data work conducted on the border of subjectivity and science. A bold rethinking of asylum work, Genetics in the Madhouse shows how heredity was a human science as well as a medical and biological one.

Making Sense of Genes

Author: Kostas Kampourakis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107128137

Category: Medical

Page: 314

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An accessible but rigorous introduction to genes for non-experts, explaining what genes are and what they can and cannot do.

Human Reproductive Biology

Author: Richard E. Jones,Kristin H. Lopez

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123821851

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 8531

The fourth edition of Human Reproductive Biology—winner of a 2015 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association—emphasizes the biological and biomedical aspects of human reproduction, explains advances in reproductive science and discusses the choices and concerns of today. Generously illustrated in full color, the text provides current information about human reproductive anatomy and physiology. This expansive text covers the full range of topics in human reproduction, from the biology of male and female systems to conception, pregnancy, labor and birth. It goes on to cover issues in fertility and its control, population growth and family planning, induced abortion and sexually transmitted diseases. This is the ideal book for courses on human reproductive biology, with chapter introductions, sidebars on related topics, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading. Winner of a 2015 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association Beautifully redrawn full-color illustrations complement completely updated material with the latest research results, and clear, logical presentation of topics Covers the basic science of reproduction—endocrinology, anatomy, physiology, development, function and senescence of the reproductive system—as well as applied aspects including contraception, infertility and diseases of the reproductive system New companion website features full-color illustrations as PowerPoint and jpeg files for both professors and students to use for study and presentations

Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques, Fifth Edition

Volume 2: Clinical Perspectives

Author: David K. Gardner,Ariel Weissman,Colin M. Howles,Zeev Shoham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498740200

Category: Medical

Page: 518

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Established as a definitive reference for the IVF clinic, the fifth edition has been extensively revised, with the addition of several important new contributions on clinical topics, including GnRH agonist triggering, segmentation of IVF treatment, uterus transplantation, and risk and safety management. As previously, methods, protocols, and techniques of choice are presented by IVF pioneers and eminent international experts.

Genetics in Human Reproduction

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138314979


Page: 320

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Published in 1999, this book discusses issues related to the current and possible future technological progress in genetic technology linked to in vitro fertilization, specifically preimplantation diagnosis and germline gene therapy, from a scientific and medical as well as from a social, juridical and ethical point of view. The 31 contributions are divided into six sections medical and scientific view, personal interests and moral implications, moral rights and duties, social concepts and moral implications, choices and decision making, and justice in health care and legal regulation.

Handbook of New Genetic Diagnostic Technologies in Reproductive Medicine

Improving Patient Success Rates and Infant Health

Author: Carlos Simón,Carmen Rubio

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498763316

Category: Medical

Page: 179

View: 3635

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. ?

Reproductive Medicine

Molecular, Cellular and Genetic Fundamentals

Author: Bart C.J.M. Fauser,A.J. Rutherford,Philippe Bouchard,Jerome F. Strauss,Aaron J. W. Hsueh,Andre Van Steirteghem,J.L. Simpson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781842140192

Category: Medical

Page: 768

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Focusing on the cutting edge of recent medical knowledge and advances, this new edition of Fauser's highly acclaimed advanced textbook fills a unique role. Reproductive Medicine: Molecular, Cellular, and Genetic Fundamentals explains and clarifies for non-specialist physicians the complex biochemistry and biology underlying the current practice of assisted reproduction - understanding which is now essential for all those hoping to practice successfully in this field. The first edition, Molecular Biology in Reproductive Medicine represented a ground-breaking initiative in presenting complicated science in a comprehensible and practical way and received accolades from many authoritative reviewers for its remarkable achievement. The new edition takes this initiative to a new level, completely re-writing the original edition, incorporating and interpreting the latest research findings of this extraordinarily fast-moving field, while keeping those features that made the first edition a bestseller. With a uniquely distinguished team of international contributors, Reproductive Medicine: Molecular, Cellular, and Genetic Fundamentals represents the current state of knowledge essential for the most effective application of assisted reproduction techniques.

Handbook of Fertility

Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle and Reproductive Health

Author: Ronald Ross Watson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128009934

Category: Medical

Page: 452

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Handbook of Fertility: Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle and Reproductive Health focuses on the ways in which food, dietary supplements, and toxic agents, including alcohol and nicotine affect the reproductive health of both women and men. Researchers in nutrition, diet, epidemiology, and endocrinology will find this comprehensive resource invaluable in their long-term goal of understanding and improving reproductive health. This book brings together a broad range of experts researching the different aspects of foods and dietary supplements that promote or detract from reproductive health. Section One contains several overview chapters on fertility, how it is assessed, and how it can be affected by different metabolic states, nutritional habits, dietary supplements, the action of antioxidants, and lifestyle choices. Sections Two and Three consider how male and female fertility are affected by obesity, metabolic syndrome, hormonal imbalance, and even bariatric surgery. Section Four explores the ways diet, nutrition, and lifestyle support or retard the success of in vitro fertilization, while Section Five explores how alcohol and other drugs of abuse lower fertility in both women and men. Explores how alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs of abuse disrupt and impair reproductive health Reviews studies of common conditions such as obesity and metabolic syndrome and their effect on fertility and reproductive health Investigates the components of foods and dietary supplements, in particular oxidative stress and antioxidants Presents the nutritional effects of foods and dietary supplements and their benefits and risks relating to reproductive health

Encyclopedia of Reproduction

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128151455

Category: Medical

Page: 3868

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Encyclopedia of Reproduction, Second Edition comprehensively reviews biology and abnormalities, also covering the most common diseases in humans, such as prostate and breast cancer, as well as normal developmental biology, including embryogenesis, gestation, birth and puberty. Each article provides a comprehensive overview of the selected topic to inform a broad spectrum of readers, from advanced undergraduate students, to research professionals. Chapters also explore the latest advances in cloning, stem cells, endocrinology, clinical reproductive medicine and genomics. As reproductive health is a fundamental component of an individual’s overall health status and a central determinant of quality of life, this book provides the most extensive and authoritative reference within the field. Provides a one-stop shop for information on reproduction that is not available elsewhere Includes extensive coverage of the full range of topics, from basic, to clinical considerations, including evolutionary advances in molecular, cellular, developmental and clinical sciences Includes multimedia and interactive teaching tools, such as downloadable PowerPoint slides, video content and interactive elements, such as the Virtual Microscope

Human Reproductive Biology

Author: Sylvia S. Mader

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics

ISBN: 9780072872347

Category: Science

Page: 288

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This text presents human reproduction from the biological point of view. It is most appropriate for use by non-science students who would like a biological understanding of human reproduction. The three parts of the book may be studied in whatever sequences the instructor desires. Part I contains topics on human inheritance and biotechnology. Part II has in depth coverage of fertilization, and the major biological events of embryonic and fetal development. In Part III, the evolution of sexual reproduction is presumed to have increased biological fitness.

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