Latest Cryopreservation Stories
Even after being frozen for 18 years, human embryos can be thawed, grown in the laboratory, and successfully induced to produce human embryonic stem (ES) cells, which represent a valuable resource for drug screening and medical research.
Treatments for childhood cancers are increasingly successful with cure rates approaching 80%, but success often comes with a downside for the surviving men: the cancer treatments they received as boys can leave them sterile as adults.
Freezing eggs or ovarian tissue for the sole purpose of delaying childbearing for social reasons may prove too costly for society.
For the first time in Germany, a woman has given birth to a child after removal and preservation of tissue from one of her ovaries.
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