Charles Hanson

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Uneven blastomere cleavage in human embryos of 'good morphology', i.e. those normally used for transfer, is a phenomenon which has been poorly investigated. The main objective in this study was to probe deeper into the aetiology behind previous findings that embryos with uneven cell cleavage have a lower developmental capacity in comparison with evenly(More)
BACKGROUND Advanced maternal age (AMA) is an important parameter that negatively influences the clinical pregnancy rate in IVF, in particular owing to the increased embryo aneuploidy rate. It has thus been suggested that only transferring euploid embryos in this patient group would improve the pregnancy rate. The purpose of this study was to test whether(More)
The current status of the rat gene map is presented. Mapping information is now available for a total of 214 loci and the number of mapped genes is increasing steadily. The corresponding number of loci quoted at HGM10 was 128. Genes have been assigned to 20 of the 22 chromosomes in the rat. Some aspects of comparative mapping with mouse and man are also(More)
The derivation of human embryonic stem (hES) cells establishes a new avenue to approach many issues in human biology and medicine for the first time. To meet the increased demand for characterized hES cell lines, we present the derivation and characterization of six hES cell lines. In addition to the previously described immunosurgery procedure, we were(More)
Hearing loss, auricular anomalies and middle ear infections are common findings in many genetic disorders, but the mechanisms have remained unknown. We studied ear and hearing problems in Turner's syndrome (TS) in relation to the degree of X chromosome loss (i.e. degree of mosaicism) and growth. One hundred and nineteen girls and women with TS were studied(More)
OBJECTIVE To study genotype-phenotype correlations in Turner syndrome (TS) regarding body composition, cardiovascular risk factors, stigmata and age at diagnosis vs. degree of mosaicism estimated as the percentage of 45,X and 46,XX cells. METHODS One hundred and twenty-six TS women, mean age 31 years, were examined by three specialists, who reported(More)
There have been recent reports of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines developing chromosomal aberrations after long-term culture, indicating an unstable genomic status due to the in vitro milieu. This raises concern, since it would limit their use in therapeutics. In this study the chromosomal status of five well-characterized hESC lines, SA002, SA002.5,(More)
CONTEXT Women with Turner syndrome (TS) have high risk of cardiovascular complications and hypertensive disorders. Few studies have analyzed obstetric outcome in women with TS. OBJECTIVE This study compared obstetric outcome in women with TS karyotype with women in the general population. DESIGN The Swedish Genetic Turner Register was cross-linked with(More)
During intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) the whole sperm, including head, midpiece and tail, is injected into the middle area of the oocyte. To find out what happens to the sperm mitochondria after ICSI, we checked the first six children born after ICSI treatment for occurrence of paternal mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). The difference between maternal and(More)
BACKGROUND IVF laboratories performing embryo transfer at day 2 or 3 after fertilization are currently discarding pre-embryos considered suboptimal using morphological criteria. The objective of this study was to investigate whether blastocysts, cultured from such pre-embryos (surplus), were chromosomally and morphologically normal. As a control group we(More)