CNN: Controversial IVF technique produces a baby girl

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January 18, 2017

It was a first for the entire world: Using a controversial in vitro fertilization technique, doctors in Kiev, Ukraine, helped a previously infertile couple conceive and deliver a baby girl. Some critics say, for genetic reasons, the use of this IVF method should have been restricted to producing a baby boy.

The baby was born on January 5, the result of an experimental technique known as “pronuclear transfer” and sometimes referred to as three-parent IVF

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Independent: 'Three-person IVF’ allows infertile couple to have baby in Ukraine in world first

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January 18, 2017

A new type of ‘three-person IVF’ has allowed a previously infertile couple to have a baby in a world first.

The baby boy was born in Ukraine using a technique known as pronuclear transfer, a method experts have called “highly experimental”.

Doctors in Kiev fertilised the mother’s egg with the father’s sperm, and then placed the combined cells into an egg donated by a third woman.

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ITV: Three-parent babies set to get the go-ahead

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December 15, 2016

Fertility doctors are today expected to get the go ahead to create the UK’s first “three-parent baby” in 2017, if the Government’s fertility regulator approves treatment. The procedure, called mitochondrial replacement therapy, is given to women who are in danger of passing on debilitating and sometimes fatal genetic conditions to their children. And if the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority pass the recommendactions, it will allow clinics to apply for licences.
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New Scientist: Exclusive: Mexico clinic plans 20 ‘three-parent’ babies in 2017

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December 9, 2016

Many more three-parent babies will soon be on their way. A clinic in Mexico is planning to use the technique in 20 pregnancies in the first half of 2017, according to its medical director Alejandro Chavez-Badiola.
The first baby to be born using such a technique to prevent passing on genetic disease was born this year. Test results yet to be published have revealed that the baby boy is perfectly healthy, New Scientist has been exclusively told.
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BuzzFeed: “Three-Person Babies” Should Go Ahead, Says Panel

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November 30, 2016

A healthy baby boy was born on April 6 in Mexico that has some in the medical community rejoicing and others concerned.The divide is due to the method of conception: a three-parent technique called “spindle nuclear transfer,” the details of which were published Tuesday in the journal Fertility and Sterility.
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Jezebel: The Doctor Who Oversaw the Creation of 3-Parent Baby Explains the IVF Breakthrough

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September 28, 2016

Dr. John Zhang of Manhattan’s New Hope Fertility Center has long performed miracles for fertility-challenged couples. In a typical year, his futuristic-looking clinic (its sleek all white-interior looks like something out of a 2001: A Space Odyssey-themed spa) oversees hundreds of births.
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Fox News: First-ever baby born with DNA from 3 people

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September 28, 2016

A controversial technique that uses DNA from three parents has resulted in the first-ever birth of a child, a team of American scientists in Mexico confirmed Tuesday.
The technology allows parents with rare genetic mutations to have healthy babies and, while not approved in the United States, is legal in the United Kingdom.
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CBS: It's a boy! First baby born with DNA from 3 parents

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September 28, 2016

In what experts are calling a “revolutionary” medical event, the first baby with DNA from three parents has been born. The little boy, now nearly six months old, was conceived using a controversial technique meant to help people who carry genes for fatal rare diseases. The procedure received widespread media attention when lawmakers in the U.K. became the first to approve its use last year. It is not approved in the U.S.
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CNN: It’s a (controversial 3-parent baby technique) boy!

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September 28, 2016

A healthy baby boy was born on April 6 in Mexico that has some in the medical community rejoicing and others concerned.The divide is due to the method of conception: a three-parent technique called “spindle nuclear transfer,” the details of which were published Tuesday in the journal Fertility and Sterility.
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New Scientist: Exclusive: World’s first baby born with new “3 parent” technique

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September 27, 2016

It’s a boy! A five-month-old boy is the first baby to be born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from three people, New Scientist can reveal. “This is great news and a huge deal,” says Dusko Ilic at King’s College London, who wasn’t involved in the work. “It’s revolutionary.”
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Sky News: World's first baby born using DNA from three parents

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September 27, 2016

Fertility doctors say the world’s first baby has been born using DNA from three parents in a technique hailed as “revolutionary”. The controversial “three-parent” technique allows people with rare genetic mutations to have healthy babies.The baby called Abrahim, whose mother and father are Jordanian, was born in Mexico with the help of a New-York based team led by Dr John Zhang.
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BBC: First ‘three person baby’ born using new method

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September 27, 2016

The world’s first baby has been born using a new “three person” fertility technique, New Scientist reveals.The five-month-old boy has the usual DNA from his mum and dad, plus a tiny bit of genetic code from a donor. US doctors took the unprecedented step to ensure the baby boy would be free of a genetic condition that his Jordanian mother carries in her genes.
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Verywell: What Is Mini or Micro IVF?

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September 03, 2016

Dr. Zhang speaks about fertility and New Hope’s special Mini IVF. Compared to IUI, mini-IVF costs slightly more than IUI but has improved pregnancy success rates. You’re also less likely to conceive multiples with mini-IVF when compared to IUI treatment.
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BioNews: Mitochondrial donation case study finally published after 13 years

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August 22, 2016

Chinese researchers say an IVF technique called pronuclear transfer can safely produce a viable pregnancy.
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Fox News: Mini-IVF: The next breakthrough in fertility treatments?' technique is safe

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August 21, 2016

Close-up with New Hope Fertility’s Dr. Zaher Merhi and Mini-IVF. Now a recognized treatment, standardized and reported on by SART, New Hope’s New York Mini IVF patient discusses how Mini IVF was the answer to her dreams. “Mini IVF may be an option for some women, such as those who have diminished ovarian reserve, because regardless of the amount of medication they take, the same number of eggs will likely be retrieved.”
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Stylcaster: 20 Things Every Woman Should Know About STDs' technique is safe

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August 21, 2016

New Hope Fertility Doctor Zitao Liu comments on STDs and STIs in this myth busting article that every woman should read. As a consummate authority on women’s health, Dr. Liu discusses “20 major myths, truths, and STD prevention tips that will keep your sex life has and, more importantly, healthy.”
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Independent: Scientists break 13-year silence to insist 'three-parent baby' technique is safe

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August 11, 2016

Medical Director of New Hope Fertility Center, Dr. John Zhang, talks about the newest, breakthrough IVF technique called 3-parent IVF. He discusses his prior research into the subject and the current hold-ups with getting the process pushed through UK Parliament. Safety, he suggests, is not a concern anymore.

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Healthline: Stopping Birth Control May Lower Vitamin D Levels

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August 10, 2016

Stopping hormonal birth control can change a woman’s menstrual cycle and reduce vitamin Dr. John Zhang and Dr. Zaher Merhi discusses when a woman’s fertility will return to normal after stopping hormonal birth control.

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Daily News: Relax, moms — IVF doesn’t increase risk of breast cancer

July 25, 2016

Dr. Zitao Liu discusses the new JAMA study and what it means for patients undergoing IVF Treatment and potential cancer risks citing several patients that have come who are now, “certainly more optimistic” about treatment without risk. “We’ve known for a long time that there was no correlation between IVF treatment and breast or ovarian cancer. The JAMA study is good because it is a published case to reinforce this idea, and we have many patients who are comforted knowing about the study.”

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Pix 11: Embryo adoption brings hope to couples in need

May 9,2016

It’s an option many couples turn to when they have problems conceiving. But along with a rise in vitro fertilization (IVF) comes an increase in the number of embryos sitting in labs across the country. What happens to those hundreds of thousands of frozen embryos once families decide their household is complete?

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CCTV: Shortage of donations in Chinese sperm banks since the two-child policy

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May 5, 2016

Reports that Chinese sperm banks are facing a severe shortages have caused a stir on the Internet. Demand has increased since the two-child policy came into effect. For ethical reasons, China bans any forms of commercial sperm banks and the country now has 17 public sperm banks in total.

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Rogers.tv: Keeping Your Baby Healthy - Before They're Born

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April 12, 2016

Dr. John Zhang talks about rescheduling motherhood with in vitro fertilization as well as genetic screening tests.

Daily News: Fam Plan for Janet: 49-year-old delays tour, hints at Child

April 7, 2016

“It’s definitely possible to have a live first baby (at 50), but the odds are like winning the lottery,” said Dr. John Zhang, medical director at New Hope Fertility Center at Columbus Circle.

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NTDTV: Dr. Zhang’s Infertility Discussion with NTDTV

December 14, 2015

Original segment was aired in December 17th, 2015 in the series Health 1+1. New Hope Fertility Center’s Founder and Fertility doctor, Dr. John Zhang, discuss what is infertility and the leading cause of infertility.

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Elite Daily: 10 Sex Fears That May Be Preventing You From Actually Enjoying Sex

Aside from the folktale about the penis masticating vagina, “Teeth,” the real world has its more- to lesser-known reasons as to why humans might have a fear to fornicate. No matter the reason, sexual fears are common, but you need to be able to separate the rational from irrational fears. Also, discover what your values are as a human, what you’re comfortable with sexually and what makes you feel happy. This is your body, your life and your choice, always.

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Arise News: Arise America: Dr John Zhang & Leftover Embryos

June 30, 2015

As many as 1-million frozen embryos are preserved in storage facilities throughout the USA. Most are leftovers belonging to couples who could not conceive naturally. What to do with these excess embryos raises challenging ethical questions. Arise America discussed the ethical debate with Dr. John Zhang, founder and medical director of New Hope Fertility Center.

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The Week: Will sex become purely recreational by 2050?

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June 16, 2016

Decades ago, it was hard to imagine public support for unconventional baby making. In vitro fertilization’s first “test tube baby,” Louise Brown, was born in 1978 to a world still enraptured by the futuristic genetic caste system put forth in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. But Brown is 36, and by now millions of families have experienced that same sense of joy as her parents had. The stigma of the practice — in which eggs are fertilized by sperm in a lab — certainly isn’t gone, but it’s lessening. A 2013 Pew survey showed only 12 percent of adults think IVF is morally wrong.

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Harper's Bazaar: A Fashion Insider on Freezing Her Eggs

April 9,2015

The questions become more frequent and alarming around 38. When people find out you are single and have not yet born a child, the reactions are almost vexed—from women and men alike—as if the end of the world is near and you’re about to pull the short end of the stick. But, your appalled audience collectively assures, there is a Noah’s ark, the antidote to the predicament that is a child-less future with one simple question: “Are you freezing your eggs?”

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IVF Advantage: Should I Get Karyotyping Before My IVF Cycle?

November 7, 2014

Dr. Zhang speaks to IVFAdvantage about genetic testing and how it can greatly help couples seeking fertility care maximize their changes for achieving a successful pregnancy.

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HowMuchDoesIVFCost.com: Reducing The Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy During IVF

November 7, 2014

Dr. Zhang speaks to HowMuchDoesIVFCost.com about ways that frozen embryo transfers and minimal stimulation IVF protocols can help women avoid ectopic pregnancies when doing assisted reproduction.

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CBS: Companies Offering Coverage To Female Employees Wanting To Freeze Their Eggs

October 14, 2014

Dr. Zhang speaks to CBS news about the growing need for egg freezing and why it is important for companies to understand that this will become an increasingly important benefit to offer to patients.

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Dr. Zhang and Dr. Chang speak about Mini-IVF™

Jun 10, 2014

Video features Dr. Zhang and Dr. Chang of New Hope Fertility Center as they talk about the benefits of Mini-IVF™.

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NYPost.com: 47-year-old woman gives birth to twins

May 11, 2014

Freddi Baranoff is featured in the New York Post, talking about how New Hope Fertility Center gave her hope when other fertility centers were not able to help her.

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Parenting.com: Beat Your Biological Clock with Egg Freezing

Feb 10, 2014

Dr. Zhang talks about Egg Freezing, what it is and who can benefit most from this technology

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The Couch: Fighting Infertility With Dr. Lyndon Chang

Feb 10, 2014

Dr. Chang appears on WLNY’s The Couch to talk about debunking fertility/infertility myths and answer questions about beating infertility.

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NewParent.com: Options for women who want families later in life

NewParent.com: Conceiving in your 40s?
Feb 6, 2014

Dr. Zhang appears as a featured expert in NewParent.com to talk about options for women who want to build families later in their life, and what younger women can do to plan for that possibility.

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Parenting.com: Dr. Zhang talks about SET

Parenting.com: Doctor Prefers Single Embryo IVF
Feb 5, 2014

Dr. Zhang explains the benefits of single embryo transfers (SET). As a pioneer in the concept, he has been advocating it for years, and as more research has come out, many more doctors are jumping on board.

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TheBabySpot.ca: Reducing the birth rate of twins

Dec 27, 2013

TheBabySpot.ca interviews Dr. Zhang as a fertility experts, advocating single embryo transfers to reduce birth rate of twins.

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Motherhood Moment: Responsible Fertility Care

Healthy Habits: IVF and Single Embryo Transfers

Dec 19, 2013

Motherhood moment interviews Dr. Zhang to talk about best practices for IVF and infertility care and how responsible care often goes hand-in-hand with high success rates.

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TheBabySpot.ca: Fertility Breakthroughs

Nov 14, 2013

TheBabySpot.ca interviews Dr. Zhang about non-embryonic stem-cell research, how fertility treatments have advanced in the past 10 years, breakthroughs in fertility preservation, and New Hope Fertility Center.

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Time Magazine: Dr. Zhang featured as Fertility Expert

May 30, 2012

Dr. Zhang appears as a featured expert in Time Magazine’s recent piece on the pioneers of IVF. One of a dozen clinic’s that utilizes EmbryoScope Technology, Dr. Zhang and his team are also preparing to publish a groundbreaking study on Mini-IVF™.

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Dr. John Zhang Operates in China's First Ovarian Tissue Transplant

February 13, 2012

Dr. John Zhang returns from Guangdong, China where he and Dr. Sherman Silber operated to achieve the first successful ovarian tissue transplant done in China, restoring fertility to a woman who otherwise would not have been able to conceive on her own. The success was very encouraging and both women (the donor and the recipient) recovered astonishingly fast. This medical feat was just one more way that our doctors continue to push the boundaries of modern medicine and the fertility care field.

You can read more about this story and see pictures in a more thorough recap of the trip on the New Hope Fertility Blog.

People Magazing: Dr. John Zhang and New Hope Fertility Center

People Magazine, “Baby at Last”
June 7, 2011

Dr. John Zhang and New Hope Fertility Center was mentioned in People Magazine!

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Metro, Surrogacy in New York

Metro, “More New York families using surrogates”
March 23, 2011

Dr. John Zhang and New Hope Fertility Center are featured in a Metro article about the rise of surrogacy in New York as a leader in assisted reproductive technology in general, and surrogacy in particular. Learn more about surrogacy at the website for New Beginnings Surrogacy.

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New York Post, Woman, 49, Oldest In-Vitro Pregnancy

“Woman, 49, oldest in-vitro pregnancy”
New York Post, November 22, 2009

“A Park Avenue fertility doctor has broken the age barrier for women longing to be moms.”

Dr. John Zhang says a 49-year-old patient at his New Hope Fertility Center gave birth this month to a baby conceived with her own egg frozen at age 48 — the oldest on record.”

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Lou Dobbs “Families Made to Order” – Jan. 9 2009

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The Egg Man: Dr. Sherman Silber says he can extend a woman’s fertility by decades. He just needs to freeze her eggs or even a piece of her ovarian tissue.
The Riverfront Times , Oct. 4, 2007
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“Antral Follicle Count: Beating the Biological Clock”
June 13, 2006

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Minimal Stimulation: The Future of IVF?


“Minimal Stimulation: The Future of IVF?”
Preconception Magazine, June 6, 2006
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Good Morning America: Minimal Stimulation IVF Offers More Comfortable Experience

Good Morning America “Minimal Stimulation IVF Offers More Comfortable Experience”
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Wall St. Journal: At Fertility Clinic, A New Emphasis on Gentle Methods

“At Fertility Clinic, A New Emphasis on Gentle Methods”
Wall St. Journal, March 23, 2006