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The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)

By: Cassidy Possehl | Published: May 31, 2017

Audrey Heimler and colleagues founded the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) in 1979 in New Hyde Park in New York, New York. Her stated…

OrganizationGenetic counselorsGenetic CounselingFragile X SyndromeOrganizations


By: Jesse King | Published: Feb 13, 2013

Anencephaly is an open neural tube defect, meaning that part of the neural tube does not properly close or that it has reopened during early…

fetal developmentFetus--AbnormalitiesBirth DefectsEmbryologyPregnancy

Ovum Humanum: Growth, Maturation, Nourishment, Fertilization and Early Development (1960), by Landrum Brewer Shettles

By: Stephen C. Ruffenach | Published: Jul 21, 2009

Ovum Humanum was written and compiled by Dr. Landrum Brewer Shettles while he worked as a doctor in New York. The publication contains an atlas of…

LiteraturePublicationsReproductionHuman DevelopmentOva

Intraspecies Chimeras Produced in Laboratory Settings (1960-1975)

By: Sarah Taddeo | Published: Nov 25, 2014

When cells-but not DNA-from two or more genetically distinct individuals combine to form a new individual, the result is called a chimera. Though…

ContextChimerismEmbryosEmbryonic Stem CellsMosaicism

The Mechanistic Conception of Life (1912), by Jacques Loeb

By: Steve Elliott | Published: Jun 15, 2010

Jacques Loeb published The Mechanistic Conception of Life in 1912. Loeb's goal for the book was to further disseminate his explanations of organic…


Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2014)

By: Reem Gerais | Published: Feb 26, 2017

In the 2014 case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the US Supreme Court ruled that the contraceptive mandate promulgated under the Patient Protection and…

LawUnited States. Supreme CourtContraceptionEmployer-sponsored health insuranceEmployer-sponsored health insurance--Law and legislation

Conjoined Twins

By: Corinne DeRuiter | Published: Nov 03, 2011

Conjoined twins are twins whose bodies are anatomically joined in utero. The degree to which the twins are attached can range from simple, involving…

Twins, ConjoinedReproductionFetus

"CRISPR /Cas9-mediated Gene Editing in Human Tripronuclear Zygotes" (2015), by Junjiu Huang et al.

By: Meilin Zhu | Published: Nov 08, 2017

In 2015, Junjiu Huang and his colleagues reported their attempt to enable CRISPR/cas 9-mediated gene editing in nonviable human zygotes for the first…

LiteratureDoudna, Jennifer A.Charpentier, Emmanuelle, 1968-Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic RepeatsCRISPR-Cas Systems

Howard Wilber Jones Jr.

By: Mark Zhang | Published: Mar 03, 2013

Howard Wilber Jones Jr. and his wife, Georgeanna Seegar Jones, developed a method of in vitro fertilization and helped create the first baby in the…


Jeffrey Keenan (1961- )

By: Nicole Lopez | Published: Jun 17, 2010

Jeffrey Keenan is the Director of the Southeastern Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine and the main developer behind the National Embryo…

PeopleReproductive Techniques, AssistedReproductionBiographyFertility

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