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image: Primitive Human Eggs Grown to Full Maturity in the Lab

Primitive Human Eggs Grown to Full Maturity in the Lab

By Ashley Yeager | February 9, 2018

The technique could combat infertility, but it's still not clear whether these eggs are normal and functional.

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Pesticide Residues Linked to Unsuccessful IVF

By Kerry Grens | October 30, 2017

Women who ate more produce known to harbor pesticides were less likely to succeed with fertility treatment than women who ate fewer of these fruits and vegetables.

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image: IVF to Revive Endangered White Rhino Population

IVF to Revive Endangered White Rhino Population

By Diana Kwon | July 20, 2017

Scientists plan to use in vitro fertilization to preserve a species with only three remaining members in the wild.

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image: Most of Human Genome Nonfunctional: Study

Most of Human Genome Nonfunctional: Study

By Kerry Grens | July 17, 2017

An estimate derived from fertility rates concludes that at least 75 percent of our DNA has no critical utility.

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Smartphone Semen Assay

By Kerry Grens | March 23, 2017

An app-based sperm analyzer screens for signs of male infertility.

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Promiscuous Mice Have Extra-Fast Sperm

By Jef Akst | October 19, 2016

The tails of polygamous deer mice sperm have longer midsections than the sperm tails of monogamous individuals of a similar species, and this correlates with improved swimming and competitive ability.

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First Uterus Transplant in U.S.

By Jef Akst | March 1, 2016

Less than six months after a woman in Sweden gave birth to a healthy baby from a transplanted womb, doctors in Cleveland begin a clinical trial to test the procedure in 10 US women.

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Squirmy Sperm

By Kerry Grens | November 12, 2015

Scientists observe another form of locomotion for male gametes, akin to a snake’s slither.

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Common Chemicals Damage Sperm

By Bob Grant | May 13, 2014

Researchers elucidate a molecular mechanism through which endocrine disrupting compounds compromise the viability of human gametes.

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By Chris Palmer and Kate Yandell | September 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the September 2013 issue of The Scientist.

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