Anniversary and Special Issues
IVF Special Issue, guest edited by Lord Robert Winston
The July 2018 issue of Reproduction marked the 40th anniversary of the first birth of a baby conceived by in vitro fertilisation. The issue is guest edited by Lord Robert Winston who, in his editorial, expresses concerns that advances in the field of reproductive medicine may be being hampered by a lack of fundamental academic research, which may be a result of regulatory bureaucracy.
The issue contains seven free-to-read anniversary reviews:
Davinia M White, Kate Hardy, Suzannah Lovelock, and Stephen Franks
Benjamin Fisch and Ronit Abir
Darren K Griffin and Cagri Ogur
C L O’Neill, S Chow, Z Rosenwaks, and G D Palermo
Anamaria C Herta, Francesca Lolicato, and Johan E J Smitz
Alan H Handyside
Previous Anniversary Issues
Anniversary Issue: 25th birthday of intracytoplasmic sperm injection
This issue is guest edited by Gianpiero Palermo and Claire O'Neill. You can read their editorial here.
Gianpiero Palermo has recorded a short video discussing the success of ICSI since its inception and looking toward the future of assisted reproductive technology.
The anniversary reviews that make up the special issue are:
- The safety of intracytoplasmic sperm injection and long-term outcomes by Nigel Pereira, et al.
- The pioneering of intracytoplasmic sperm injection: historical perspectives by Zev Rosenwaks and Nigel Pereira
- Stem cells, in vitro gametogenesis and male fertility by Go Nagamatsu and Katsuhiko Hayashi
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection in domestic and wild animals by Daniel F Salamone, Natalia G Canel and María Belén Rodríguez
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection: state of the art in humans by G D Palermo et al.
Publication of Sex in 3 Cities Review
Richard M Sharpe, who gave the 2017 Sex in 3 Cities lecture series, has published a review article based on the content of his talks.
The article, entitled “Programmed for sex: Nutrition-reproduction relationships from an inter-generational perspective”, encourages readers to consider reproduction as a long-term investment whereby nature has evolved epigenetic regulatory mechanisms that enable the rapid adaptation of offspring to their perceived nutritional environment.
Read the review here.
30 years of interferon-tau
Professor Michael Roberts is the guest editor of Reproduction’s anniversary issue commemorating 30 years of interferon-tau.
Read Professor Roberts’ editorial here.
Professor Roberts has also kindly recorded a video linked to this anniversary issue that can be viewed below.
Anniversary Reviews comprising the anniversary issue:
The evolution of interferon-tau by Alan D Ealy and Lydia K Wooldridge
Chronicling the discovery of interferon tau by Fuller W Bazer and William W Thatcher
Transcriptional control of IFNT expression by Toshihiko Ezashi and Kazuhiko Imakawa
Interferon-tau and fertility in ruminants by N Forde and P Lonergan
Paracrine and endocrine actions of interferon tau (IFNT) by Thomas R Hansen, Leticia D P Sinedino, and Thomas E Spencer