After gaining the earth-shattering diagnosis of cancer, the majority of patients are often put through harrowing and contentious radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments. Chemotherapy treatment, in particular, may seriously compromise a … Continue Reading First baby is born from a frozen, lab-matured egg.
In genetic engineering and fertility, sperm sorting is a technique allowing the selection of the type of sperm cell to fertilize the egg cell with. Furthermore, this technique can be … Continue Reading Cheap, simple technique allows sex selection of sperm before fertilization.
IVF, or in vitro fertilization, currently has a 32 percent success rate, and couples for whom the procedure fails face the puzzling, disappointing reality that they can’t have a child … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown mechanism of human fertilization.
Mammalian embryos start out as a small group of identical cells. Then at an early stage, some of these cells take up an internal position within the embryo. These internal … Continue Reading Researchers visualise mammalian embryo formation for the first time.
OvaScience, a global fertility company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of new treatment options, announced that the world’s first augmented baby has been born in Canada. Now, researchers … Continue Reading New IVF technique deemed successful as world’s first ‘augmented’ baby is born.
Mitochondrial diseases are maternally inherited genetic disorders that cause a wide spectrum of debilitating conditions and which currently have no cure. In a new opensource study published in the journal … Continue Reading Researchers successfully ‘edit’ mitochondrial DNA to prevent inherited disease in animal model.