Baby Born from Egg that Was Matured and Frozen in the Lab
Baby Born from Egg that Was Matured and Frozen in the Lab
A cancer patient who underwent the new fertility preservation procedure successfully gave birth five years after her immature eggs were collected.
Baby Born from Egg that Was Matured and Frozen in the Lab
Baby Born from Egg that Was Matured and Frozen in the Lab

A cancer patient who underwent the new fertility preservation procedure successfully gave birth five years after her immature eggs were collected.

A cancer patient who underwent the new fertility preservation procedure successfully gave birth five years after her immature eggs were collected.

in vitro fertilization (IVF)
“Three-Parent” IVF Trialed for Infertility
“Three-Parent” IVF Trialed for Infertility
Shawna Williams | Jan 25, 2019
A company announces the first pregnancy in a study of whether donor mitochondria can boost IVF’s odds of success.
First Child Delivered from Womb Transplanted from Dead Donor
First Child Delivered from Womb Transplanted from Dead Donor
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 5, 2018
The girl was born in Brazil in December 2017.
Second CRISPR-Modified Pregnancy May Be Underway
Second CRISPR-Modified Pregnancy May Be Underway
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 28, 2018
He Jiankui, who reportedly edited the genomes of two babies already, broke the news at a conference in Hong Kong.
Viable Embryos Created With Northern White Rhino Sperm in the Lab
Viable Embryos Created With Northern White Rhino Sperm in the Lab
Ashley Yeager | Jul 4, 2018
Researchers froze the fertilized eggs, taken from southern white rhinos, in hopes of preserving the near-extinct northern subspecies.
Opinion: Three-Parent Embryos—A Slippery Slope?
Opinion: Three-Parent Embryos—A Slippery Slope?
John D. Loike, Alan Kadish | Jun 14, 2018
The use of pronuclear transfer to treat infertility must first be backed by evidence it can work in cases where parents seek to avoid mitochondrial mutations.
World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies
World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies
Shawna Williams | Mar 20, 2018
Only two members of the subspecies are now left alive.
Details Published on CRISPR-treated Embryos
Details Published on CRISPR-treated Embryos
Kerry Grens | Aug 2, 2017
Scientists correct a mutation in fertilized eggs that causes a severe cardiac disease.
IVF to Revive Endangered White Rhino Population
IVF to Revive Endangered White Rhino Population
Diana Kwon | Jul 20, 2017
Scientists plan to use in vitro fertilization to preserve a species with only three remaining members in the wild.
Bioethicist and Law Professor Dies
Bioethicist and Law Professor Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 6, 2017
John Robertson was known for his contributions to reproductive medicine ethics and for solidifying the scholarly connection between biomedicine and law.
Details of First Three-Parent IVF Revealed
Details of First Three-Parent IVF Revealed
Bob Grant | Apr 3, 2017
The team that oversaw the first use of mitochondrial replacement therapy that resulted in a live birth has published an account of the procedure.
U.K. Moves Forward With Three-Parent IVF
U.K. Moves Forward With Three-Parent IVF
Bob Grant | Mar 20, 2017
The country’s fertility regulator has approved the first application to carry out mitochondrial replacement therapy, which uses biological material from two women and one man to create an embryo.
Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies
Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2016
Andrzej Tarkowski’s research laid the groundwork for future advances in cloning, stem cell research, and in vitro fertilization.
Three-Parent IVF Advances
Three-Parent IVF Advances
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 30, 2016
Differences in the replicative advantages conferred by some mitochondrial DNA haplotypes have implications for mitochondrial replacement therapy, researchers report. 
First MRT Baby Born
First MRT Baby Born
Bob Grant | Sep 28, 2016
Scientists in Mexico achieved the infant’s conception using mitochondrial replacement therapy. 
Review: <em>The End of Sex</em>
Review: The End of Sex
Tanya Lewis | May 13, 2016
Legal expert Henry Greely envisions a world in which advances in biotechnology obviate the need for sexual reproduction as we know it.
Transparency Now
Transparency Now
Mary Beth Aberlin | May 1, 2016
Science is messy. So lay it out, warts and all.
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord, Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2016 issue of The Scientist.
X Marks the Sex-Skewed Spot
X Marks the Sex-Skewed Spot
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 7, 2016
Alterations in epigenetic markers on the X chromosome may be why males outnumber females among murine offspring bred through in vitro fertilization.
Oocytes and Obesity
Oocytes and Obesity
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 10, 2015
Eggs from excessively overweight mothers suffer mitochondrial damage that can be averted with pharmacological intervention, a mouse study finds.