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The term 'reproductive techniques' describes any method or technology used to generate a new individual, including techniques used in selective breeding, cloning and assisted reproduction technologies.
Mitochondrial diseases are a group of genetic disorders that are characterized by mutations in nuclear or mitochondrial DNA. This Primer discusses the mechanisms underlying the development of mitochondrial diseases, in addition to the diagnosis, prevention and management of these disorders.
Women are counselled that surgery for ulcerative colitis leads to infertility and that they could require assisted reproductive technology (ART) to conceive. But how successful is ART, compared with women who do not have a history of ulcerative colitis? New data suggests that ART is less effective in women with ulcerative colitis, but its success is not reduced after surgery to treat the disease.
A new model that predicts in vitro fertilization outcomes is planned by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology based on US data. However, the proposed model ignores important variables and does not address the most important clinical outcome: the birth of a healthy baby to a healthy mother.