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Current issues in medically assisted reproduction and genetics in Europe: research, clinical practice, ethics, legal issues and policy

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Human Genetics, November 2013
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Title
Current issues in medically assisted reproduction and genetics in Europe: research, clinical practice, ethics, legal issues and policy
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European Journal of Human Genetics, November 2013
DOI 10.1038/ejhg.2013.219
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Authors

Joyce C Harper, Joep Geraedts, Pascal Borry, Martina C Cornel, Wybo Dondorp, Luca Gianaroli, Gary Harton, Tanya Milachich, Helena Kääriäinen, Inge Liebaers, Michael Morris, Jorge Sequeiros, Karen Sermon, Françoise Shenfield, Heather Skirton, Sirpa Soini, Claudia Spits, Anna Veiga, Joris Robert Vermeesch, Stéphane Viville, Guido de Wert, Milan Macek

Abstract

In March 2005, a group of experts from the European Society of Human Genetics and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology met to discuss the interface between genetics and assisted reproductive technology (ART), and published an extended background paper, recommendations and two Editorials. Seven years later, in March 2012, a follow-up interdisciplinary workshop was held, involving representatives of both professional societies, including experts from the European Union Eurogentest2 Coordination Action Project. The main goal of this meeting was to discuss developments at the interface between clinical genetics and ARTs. As more genetic causes of reproductive failure are now recognised and an increasing number of patients undergo testing of their genome before conception, either in regular health care or in the context of direct-to-consumer testing, the need for genetic counselling and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) may increase. Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) thus far does not have evidence from randomised clinical trials to substantiate that the technique is both effective and efficient. Whole-genome sequencing may create greater challenges both in the technological and interpretational domains, and requires further reflection about the ethics of genetic testing in ART and PGD/PGS. Diagnostic laboratories should be reporting their results according to internationally accepted accreditation standards (International Standards Organisation - ISO 15189). Further studies are needed in order to address issues related to the impact of ART on epigenetic reprogramming of the early embryo. The legal landscape regarding assisted reproduction is evolving but still remains very heterogeneous and often contradictory. The lack of legal harmonisation and uneven access to infertility treatment and PGD/PGS fosters considerable cross-border reproductive care in Europe and beyond. The aim of this paper is to complement previous publications and provide an update of selected topics that have evolved since 2005.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 121 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 16%
Researcher 18 15%
Student > Bachelor 18 15%
Student > Postgraduate 10 8%
Professor 9 7%
Other 34 27%
Unknown 15 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 10%
Social Sciences 9 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 4%
Other 21 17%
Unknown 15 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 January 2014.
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#1,609,677
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Outputs from European Journal of Human Genetics
#853
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#37,583
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Outputs of similar age from European Journal of Human Genetics
#17
of 36 outputs
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