Dr. Mark Sauer

The Ethics Surrounding Babies With Genes from Three People

By | February 22nd, 2016 | Articles | 0 Comments

Are babies made from the genes of three people ethical?  An influential panel of experts has concluded the answer could be yes, according to recent studies.

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Perfect Storm of Science: Creating the First Disease-Specific Embryonic Stem Cell Line

By | January 13th, 2015 | News | 0 Comments
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    Perfect Storm of Science: Creating the First Disease-Specific Embryonic Stem Cell Line

“It almost sounds like science fiction. Almost.” While seated in his office, Mark V. Sauer, MD, Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, leans forward in his chair and smiles, perhaps reflecting upon the magnitude of the research in which he and colleagues created the first disease-specific embryonic stem cell line – turning what was once considered to be imagined science into reality.
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Dr. Mark V. Sauer Named Super Doctor for 2015

By | December 29th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments

Mark V. Sauer, MD, has been named to the New York Super Doctors 2015 list. He is the program director for the Center for Women’s Reproductive Care (CWRC), and vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at CUMC.

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Baby Boom: Understanding the CDC’s Birth Rates for Older Women

By | September 2nd, 2014 | News | 0 Comments
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    Baby Boom: Understanding the CDC’s Birth Rates for Older Women

“When are you going to have a baby?”

Chances are you will hear that question once – if not numerous times – during what is considered to be your “childbearing years.” And if you’re like many women in their late 30s and 40s who haven’t had a child, or would like to have another one in the future, the answer to this question can be worrisome as the difficulty of conceiving increases with age. But there’s good news.

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A Moment in Time, a Lifetime of Privacy Issues?

By | August 25th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments

It is a visual that has been passed down from generation to generation, from the time when you were a child to now as a parent: the classic photomontage hanging in the reception area of any pediatrician’s or obstetrician’s office. On display are the framed faces of children whom the physician has cared for – oftentimes spanning the patient’s entire adolescent life – capturing fragments of time, ranging from the first moment a baby enters the world to a photo of that same child graduating from high school.

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Dr. Mark V. Sauer & Dr. Janet M. Choi Named in the New York Magazine Best Doctors List 2014

By | June 24th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments
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    Dr. Mark V. Sauer & Dr. Janet M. Choi Named in the New York Magazine Best Doctors List 2014

Dr. Mark V. Sauer and Dr. Janet M. Choi were both named in the New York Magazine Best Doctors List 2014. The new issue also lists 3 additional physicians who are faculty members from other divisions of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at CUMC. CWRC wishes to congratulate them all on this wonderful achievement.

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Dr. Sauer’s research could help fight disease

By | May 23rd, 2014 | Articles | 0 Comments

A team of scientists, including Dr. Mark Sauer and researchers at the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute, has created the first disease-specific embryonic stem cell line with two sets of chromosomes. This discovery may allow scientists to make personalized stem cells that can be used to develop cell therapies to combat disease.

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Dr. Sauer Talks to the Washington Post

By | May 19th, 2014 | Articles | 0 Comments

HIV-positive adults who want to have children often turn to assisted reproductive techniques. But a recent story in the Washington Post suggests that natural, unprotected sex may be a viable option for some HIV-positive individuals.

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Dr. Sauer Talks to Time Magazine

By | May 7th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments

Donating eggs for scientific research is a controversial issue and that controversy has been heating up recently. On Monday, Time magazine reported that two research studies have demonstrated the ability to insert healthy DNA into human egg cells that have had faulty DNA removed.
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Scientists Develop Technique to Help Prevent Inherited Disorders

By | October 3rd, 2013 | News | 0 Comments
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    Scientists Develop Technique to Help Prevent Inherited Disorders

There’s good news on the genetic-disease front, thanks in part to Dr. Mark Sauer, Program Director at the Center for Women’s Reproductive Care. He is part of a team of scientists from The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Laboratory and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) dedicated to advance the field of stem cell research. They have developed a technique that may prevent children from inheriting certain genetic diseases. The study is published online in the prestigious journal Nature.
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