Infographic: Research Questions to Be Tackled by Uterus Transplants
Infographic: Research Questions to Be Tackled by Uterus Transplants
Scientists are banking various samples from recipients of donated uteruses to learn all they can about the biology of the organ, and about transplantation more generally.
Infographic: Research Questions to Be Tackled by Uterus Transplants
Infographic: Research Questions to Be Tackled by Uterus Transplants

Scientists are banking various samples from recipients of donated uteruses to learn all they can about the biology of the organ, and about transplantation more generally.

Scientists are banking various samples from recipients of donated uteruses to learn all they can about the biology of the organ, and about transplantation more generally.

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Uterus Transplants Hit the Clinic
Uterus Transplants Hit the Clinic
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2021
With human research trials resulting in dozens of successful deliveries in the US and abroad, doctors move toward offering the surgery clinically, while working to learn all they can about uterine and transplant biology from the still-rare procedure.
Opinion: How Biomedicine Could Transform Human Reproduction
Opinion: How Biomedicine Could Transform Human Reproduction
Henry T. Greely | Aug 1, 2021
CRISPR and other innovations are likely to open up a wealth of new options for how people have children.
Menstrual Cycles Intermittently Sync with Moon Cycles: Study
Menstrual Cycles Intermittently Sync with Moon Cycles: Study
Asher Jones | Feb 5, 2021
A long-term study finds that these rhythms align at certain times of women’s lives, shedding new light on the controversial idea that lunar phases influence human reproduction.
Women’s Cervical Mucus Prefers Some Sperm Over Others 
Women’s Cervical Mucus Prefers Some Sperm Over Others 
Abby Olena | Aug 18, 2020
In human male-female pairs with a less similar suite of genes for human leukocyte antigens, sperm fare better when exposed to cervical mucus.
Bill Banning Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy Considered
Bill Banning Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy Considered
Tanya Lewis | May 19, 2016
The US Senate is reviewing a bill that would extend a ban on so-called three-parent embryos.
FDA Considers Three-Parent IVF
FDA Considers Three-Parent IVF
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2013
The US regulatory agency will meet next week to discuss whether to allow human trials of a technique that combines the genetic information of three adults.
X Marks the Spot for Sperm Production
X Marks the Spot for Sperm Production
Chris Palmer | Jul 21, 2013
A new genetic analysis suggests the human X chromosome evolves rapidly and plays a specialized role in sperm production.
Widening the Fertile Window
Widening the Fertile Window
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
Women may be able to store viable sperm for longer than a week, thus contributing to apparent variability in pregnancy lengths.
Book Excerpt from <em>How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction</em>
Book Excerpt from How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction
Robert Martin | Jun 30, 2013
In Chapter 3, “From Mating to Conception,” author Robert Martin explores the question of why humans and other primates frequently engage in sexual intercourse when females are not fertile.