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U.K. Backs Three-Person IVF

By | July 1, 2013

The United Kingdom is drawing up draft guidelines for mitochondrial transfer procedures to prevent mothers passing on diseases to their children.  

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Nobel Laureate and IVF Pioneer Dies

By | April 11, 2013

Sir Robert Edwards, whose research led to the birth of the first test tube baby, has died at age 87.

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Puppy Born from Frozen Embryo

By | February 6, 2013

Developing assisted reproductive technologies may help endangered canids.

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Coming to Terms

By | November 1, 2012

New noninvasive methods of selecting the most viable embryo could revolutionize in vitro fertilization.

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Contributors

By | November 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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Long and Rocky Roads

By | November 1, 2012

From basic research to beneficial therapies

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Manipulating Eggs to Avoid Disease

By | June 13, 2012

A United Kingdom ethics council approves altering human egg cells, which could allow doctors to correct mitochondrial disease in IVF patients.

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Mammal Embryos May Pause

By | March 19, 2012

Mammalian embryos may be able to undergo a developmental pause before implanting in the womb.

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Preserving Endangered Gametes

By | March 1, 2012

Pierre Comizzoli, a reproductive physiologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, chats about his efforts to rescue endangered species from extinction using in vitro fertilization as well as novel gamete preservation techniques.

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Test-Tube Zoo Babies

By | March 1, 2012

A National Zoo researcher works to perfect gamete preservation and in vitro fertilization techniques in order to better manage endangered populations.

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