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Latest Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Stories

Three-Parent Conception Helps Reduce Risk Of Inherited Mitochondrial Disease
2014-06-03 12:53:49

To prevent deadly, inherited mitochondrial diseases, UK doctors have devised a unique scheme: create a fertilized embryo using eggs from two different women and sperm from one man.

2013-07-09 17:34:49

Children born as a result of assisted reproduction (ART) are at no greater risk of cancer than children born spontaneously in the general population, according to results of one of the largest ever cohort studies of ART children.

Three-Parent Method May Help Eliminate Hereditary Diseases
2013-03-20 18:37:03

Officials are debating whether or not to legalize new IVF techniques that would eliminate dangerous hereditary diseases.

2012-01-03 12:23:07

A new technique successfully used in mice to identify embryos likely to result in a successful pregnancy could be used in humans, potentially boosting IVF success rates and helping to reduce the number of multiple births.

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2011-04-19 12:35:00

A British expert panel said on Tuesday that more research is needed before "3-parent" fertility treatments designed to prevent some incurable diseases can be considered safe for clinical use.

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2011-03-11 14:35:29

A fertility treatment designed to prevent some incurable inherited diseases, opens the possibility that children could be conceived from three biological parents.

2010-07-26 12:08:35

Thirty-two years ago today, the world's first baby was born after in vitro fertilisation.

2009-11-12 09:26:00

CORNWALL, England, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A new software technology is helping to reduce the risk of laboratory errors in infertility treatment, by electronically identifying the sperm, eggs, resulting embryos and other materials used in in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment cycles.

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2009-09-02 12:50:00

Scientists in Britain have announced the birth of the first baby using a new egg-screening method intended to help women who are unable to conceive using in vitro fertilization (IVF).

2009-07-27 13:24:16

A sperm and egg donor shortage in Britain means a ban on paying people to donate should be repealed, the head of the government's fertility watchdog says. Paying donors could cut the number of childless couples traveling abroad for treatment, Lisa Jardine, chairwoman of the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority, told The Times of London. The agency regulates and inspects all British clinics providing in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, and the storage of human ova, sperm...


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