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Editing the Human Genome: Where ART and Science Intersect

Prevention of Leber Congenital Amaurosis Through Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

Two Successful Pregnancies Following Fertility Preservation In A Patient With Anaplastic Astrocytoma: A Case Report

Alexandra Peyser, Sara L. Bristow and Avner Hershlag BMC Cancer 2018 18:544 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-018-4472-9 | ©  The Author(s). 2018 Received: 27 February 2018 | Accepted: 1 May 2018 | Published: 9 May 2018 Abstract Background Astrocytomas are the most common malignant glial tumors. With improved prognosis, it is possible for patients to pursue pregnancy post-treatment. However, with potential gonadotoxicity of oncology treatments,

Dr. Hershlag Talks Endometriosis and Egg Freezing

Dr. Avner Hershlag recently spoke with Refinery29 to inform their article on endometriosis, egg freezing, and the singer Halsey’s decision to freeze her eggs. Halsey revealed in a recent interview that she’s struggled with endometriosis and has taken steps to preserve

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When Women Choose Sterilization

Many things can happen to a young woman to make her change her mind about childbearing. Dr. Avner Hershlag contributes his analysis in a letter to The New York Times, and brings hope to sterilized women wishing to conceive. Learn

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Womb Transplants – A New Frontier

Doctors in Texas are celebrating a birth that wouldn’t have been possible ten years ago – the first American to be born following a uterus transplant. Dr. Avner Hershlag provides his insight into the procedure: Watch Video

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

By Dr. Christine Mullin, M.D. 1.3 % of women in the general population will develop ovarian cancer sometime during their lives.  39 % of women who inherit a harmful BRCA-1 mutation and 11-17 % of women who inherit a harmful BRCA-2 mutation will develop

Does Weight Affect Sperm Health?

Our very own fertility expert, Dr. Avner Hershlag, comments for an eye-opening piece from HealthDay on how men’s weight gain affects their sperm health. “About one-third of men in the United States are obese,” said Dr. Avner Hershlag, chief of

New Study Examines Link Between Lycopene and Sperm Quality

Previous studies have shown the red pigment lycopene- the compound in most sun ripened tomatoes- has the ability to boost male sperm count by as much as 70% in addition to other reproductive health benefits in males.  What is still

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First Uterine Transplant Announced

The first uterine transplant in the US has just been announced. We are excited about this new option for women who do not have a uterus to carry their own pregnancy. This procedure, already performed several times in Europe, awaits