Latest Human fertilization Stories
Officials are debating whether or not to legalize new IVF techniques that would eliminate dangerous hereditary diseases.
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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.
A fertility treatment designed to prevent some incurable inherited diseases, opens the possibility that children could be conceived from three biological parents.
Most of us probably think of sperm as rather active little cells, swimming with quick movements of their "tail" or flagella.
Scientists at Leeds and Bradford have discovered a unique â€˜DNA signatureâ€™ in human sperm, which may act as a key that unlocks an eggâ€™s fertility and triggers new life.
A sperm and egg donor shortage in Britain means a ban on paying people to donate should be repealed, the head of the government's fertility watchdog says.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...
British scientists said a new genetic test can screen embryos for almost any known genetic disease in embryos that are just days old. The Times of London said the "genetic MoT" test will allow couples at risk of passing on gene defects to conceive healthy children using IVF treatment.
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that field mice have evolved a unique way of ensuring faster fertilization, a phenomenon which could explain some cases of infertility in humans.
LONDON (Reuters) - Internet Web sites supplying sperm to single women and lesbian couples face regulation under proposals to be unveiled by the government on Tuesday.