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IVF Thanksgiving: Reproductive Science Center Marks 25th Anniversary
Date:11/25/2013

Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013

RSC New England is celebrating its 25th anniversary year. But, most importantly, November marks the birth of the first baby conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) facilitated by the Reproductive Science Center’s fertility expert doctors and embryologists.

Looking back at the development of reproductive science, the first IVF baby, Louise Brown, was born in England in 1978. Biologist Dr. Robert Edwards and his colleague Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Patrick Steptoe combined the eggs and sperm of Louise’s parents together in laboratory culture media to allow fertilization and embryo development to ensue – the process known as in vitro fertilization (IVF).

In 1986, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) formed the organization that would become the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). This marked the recognition of assisted reproduction as an important and specific practice of reproductive medicine.

RSC New England opened in October 1988, began doing IVF cycles in January 1989, and in November 1989 achieved its first live birth. A member of ASRM and SART since their inception, the Reproductive Science Center has participated in developing the guidelines followed nationally by ASRM member fertility treatment doctors and centers. RSC New England has also achieved and/or introduced numerous advances in the practice of reproductive medicine and assisted reproductive technology.

In March 1994, RSC was among the first fertility centers to offer Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (I
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