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5th ISTT Young Investigator Award at TT2017: Call for nominations open!

Posted by: Benoît Kanzler on Monday, January 23, 2017
Nominations are open for designing a deserving scientist for the ISTT Young Investigator Award. The ISTT Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding achievements by a young scientist who has recently received his or her advanced professional ...

CARD-IP Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation Course: report Institut Pasteur- October 24th-28th 2016

Posted by: Jean Jaubert on Monday, December 12, 2016
The one-week CARD-IP Cryocourse, sponsored by ISTT, was held in Paris at the Institut Pasteur between october 24th and 28th 2016. This workshop initially planned in june 2016 had to be postponed to october following major earthquakes in Japan in the ...

GENETIC ENGINEERING OF HUMAN EMBRYOS- FOR DISCUSSION

Posted by: Ernst-Martin Füchtbauer on Thursday, October 27, 2016

The new and accelerating technical development of the CRISPR/Cas9 system opens up for the possibility of targeted genetic modifications in germline competent human embryos. This is an avenue, which until very recently has been regarded as absolutely off limits. To cross the border between genetic modifications of somatic cells and germline cells was simply not conceivable, at least in most Western countries. Indeed, the border has not yet been crossed, but we are getting closer.