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Although it’s long been known that fraternal twins run in families, researchers say they’ve just pinpointed two genes that seem to be associated with having such twins.
Fraternal twins occur when two separate eggs are fertilized with two separate sperm, creating two genetically unique children in the same pregnancy.
One gene variant — called FSHB — increased the odds of having twins by 18 percent, according to the study. FSHB is associated with higher levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which increases the likelihood that a woman’s ovaries will release multiple eggs at the same time. And, multiple eggs boost the odds that more than one egg will get fertilized at the same time, the researchers explained.
The second genetic variant — SMAD3 — upped the odds of fraternal twins by 9 percent, the study found. SMAD3 likely plays a role in how the ovaries respond to FSH, the researchers said.
Women with both variants were 29 percent more likely to have twins, the study showed.
The study was published April 28 in the American Journal of Human Genetics.
“There’s an enormous interest in twins, and in why some women have twins while others don’t,” study author Dorret Boomsma, said in a journal news release. She’s a biological psychologist at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.
“The question is very simple, and our research shows for the first time that we can identify genetic variants that contribute to this likelihood,” Boomsma added.
The findings stem from genetic analyses of more than 5,500 women from Europe, the United States and Australia who conceived fraternal twins with and without fertility treatment. The study also included genetic information on more than 300,000 women who didn’t have twins.
According to the researchers, the results are important for infertility research. FSH is injected to stimulate the ovaries and obtain eggs for in-vitro fertilization, but some women’s ovaries over-respond to the hormone, the study authors explained.
The researchers said they plan to develop a genetic test to identify women at risk for this problem.
The government on Wednesday approved a bill that bans commercial surrogacy, and bars single people, married couples who have biological/ adopted children, live-in partners and homosexuals from opting for surrogacy.
THE GOVERNMENT on Wednesday approved a Bill that bans commercial surrogacy, and bars married couples who have biological or adopted children, single people, live-in partners and homosexuals from opting for surrogacy.
The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, cleared by the Cabinet, only allows “altruistic surrogacy” for childless couples who have been married for at least five years. Then too, the surrogate mother should be a “close relative” of the couple, should be married and have borne a child of her own.
Briefing the press after the Cabinet meeting, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said foreigners, NRIs and PIOs who hold Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards have also been barred from opting for surrogacy as “divorces are very common in foreign countries”.
Swaraj headed the Group of Ministers (GoM) who finalised the Bill in its current form, dealing solely with surrogacy — in contrast to another Bill, which the department of health research has been working on for years now, seeking to regulate all aspects of assisted reproductive practices. There are enough regulations on IVF, Swaraj said.
New surrogacy Bill bars single parents, homosexuals, live-in couples, foreigners married woman who has at least one child of her own can be a surrogate mother only once in her lifetime. Childless or unmarried women are not allowed to be surrogate mothers.
Without taking any names, Swaraj said it was “unfortunate” that couples, who already have a son and a daughter of their own, opt for surrogacy “just because it is fashionable”.
Replying to a question, she said: “We do not recognise homosexual or live-in relationships, that is why they are not allowed to commission babies through surrogacy. It is against our ethos.”
The Bill, which borrows heavily from UK’s altruistic surrogacy Bill, has changed the British provision of allowing only blood relatives to “close relatives”, a term that will be further elaborated in the rules.
“In commercial surrogacy, one would just pay the surrogate mother and ensure that the mother and baby never come in touch. But in this case it is an open thing, there are no ethical issues. The child would know who the biological mother is because it is a close relative,” said Swaraj. In the absence of close relatives, the couple should opt for adoption, she said.
“The reason we have not allowed a couple with a biological or adopted child to commission another baby through surrogacy is because there is bound to be discrimination, if not at the time of bringing up the child, then certainly when the question of property arises,” Swaraj said.
The Bill requires all surrogacy clinics to be registered. Clinics can charge for the services rendered in the course of surrogacy, but the surrogate mother cannot be paid. National and state surrogacy boards will be the regulating authorities.
Commercial surrogacy, abandoning the surrogate child, exploitation of surrogate mother, selling/ import of human embryo have all been deemed as violations that are punishable by a jail term of at least 10 years and a fine of up to Rs 10 lakh. Clinics have to maintain records of surrogacy for 25 years. The rights of the surrogate child will be the same as that of a biological child.
Meanwhile, Swaraj’s dismissal of homosexuality, though in line with the Supreme Court’s order upholding Section 377 criminalising gay sex, is at odds with the opinion of her cabinet colleague Arun Jaitley. “When you have millions of people involved in this (gay sex), you can’t nudge them off… Jurisprudence world over is evolving, I think the judgment was not correct and, probably at some stage, they may have to reconsider,” Jaitley had said earlier.
A woman from Hunan, China, was pregnant for a record-breaking 17 months, according to People’s Daily Online; she reportedly got pregnant in February 2015 and hadn’t given birth by mid-August this year.
The expectant mother, named Wang Shi, claims that when her November due date arrived last year, she went to the hospital intending to deliver; however, doctors diagnosed her with a condition called placenta previa, or an underdeveloped placenta, which would delay the birth.
She says that even months later, they ruled out a cesarean delivery because the fetus was underdeveloped.
An Oddity Central article states that the woman recently expressed shame about the length of her pregnancy and frustration about having had to spend the equivalent of about $1,500 in additional check ups.
But her wait appears to be over, as CCTV News has reported that she gave birth to a healthy 8.3 pound baby last week on August 18.
Despite claims of a Guinness World Record for the longest pregnancy, medical experts have expressed their doubts about her story; one even said she refused to take an ultrasound as proof.
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Center for Human Reproduction BioTexCom is a team of high-skilled professionals who use the latest practices and methods treating infertility. Doctors who work in the BioTexCom center deal even with the most hopeless cases of infertility.
They will gladly share your long-awaited happiness of motherhood and fatherhood with you. All medical programs were developed and thought out so that patients leave the clinic only with a positive result, and without overpaying. Our doctors start the program only in the case of 100% sure of its success.
Managers who lead the program stay in touch with patients from the early beginning and till the program’s end. Our workers will always answer your phone calls, emails, and consult you on any issues you are interested in.
Patients from all over the Europe and the whole world visit BioTexCom center – Germany, Italy, England, Switzerland, Romania, Israel, America, United Arab Emirates, India and many others. In the case of India, which is one of the leading surrogacy countries, Indian infertile couples go for treatment to Ukraine as well. We have the highest success rate, with the lowest number of attempts and 100% guarantee.
Arriving in the capital of Ukraine, Kiev, for the IVF or surrogate motherhood programs, you kill two birds with one stone. In the BioTexCom center you will surely find happiness of parenthood, save your money and receive services and medical care of the high level. Besides, you have a great opportunity to get to know better one of the most beautiful European capitals, Kiev.
We cooperate with scientists and obstetrician-gynecologists from around the world, participant in the international conferences, and put up money for researches in the field of reproductive medicine. In Ukraine such programs as surrogacy and egg donation are conducted in accordance with the local law and have a high success rate. All couples successfully leave the clinic and go home with babies and legal documents.
BioTexCom managers are always ready to organize your leisure time in Kiev. Interesting excursion tours, unforgettable city walks and tasty dishes in the local restaurants and pubs. Thus, you will be able to take your mind off alarm thoughts associated with the upcoming procedure and tune into a positive, calm mood, which is extremely important element of the success!
Signing the contract, patients receive a complete service package. In particular, BioTexCom drivers meet clients at the airport and provide them with a transfer from/to the clinic, hotel, embassy, etc. Clients live in clinic’s homes and hotels which are regularly visited by pediatrician who specializes in the newborn care. All the time, doctor monitors condition of baby’s health and advices parents on all issues they are interested in. In the case of premature birth, BioTexCom covers all expenses concerning necessary medications, procedures, and child’s stay in the hospital. During the whole period of the program manager and translator accompany couple and organize all processes, coordinate patients, prepare documents and help clients to go through the program without difficulties. Interpreters who accompany clients are accredited to work in the state institutions, as well as have an experience on working with documentation for the surrogacy.
Center for Human Reproduction BioTexCom – your best choice for surrogate motherhood and egg donation!