infertility
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.
Image of the Day: Sperm Protectors
Image of the Day: Sperm Protectors
The Scientist Staff | Aug 18, 2017
Among their many functions, macrophages in mouse testes guard sperm against attacks by other immune cells. 
Image of the Day: Embryoid
Image of the Day: Embryoid
The Scientist Staff | Aug 11, 2017
Using human pluripotent stem cells, scientists engineered an amniotic sac-like structure, potentially useful for uncovering the elusive cellular signals that lead to infertility.
Smartphone Semen Assay
Smartphone Semen Assay
Kerry Grens | Mar 23, 2017
An app-based sperm analyzer screens for signs of male infertility.
Study: IVF Media Affects Treatment Outcomes
Study: IVF Media Affects Treatment Outcomes
Ben Andrew Henry | Aug 24, 2016
Differences between cultures used for in vitro fertilization techniques can impact fertility and offspring health, researchers report.
Skin Cells Turned Into Immature Sperm
Skin Cells Turned Into Immature Sperm
Tanya Lewis | Apr 29, 2016
The reprogrammed germ-like cells were unable to fertilize eggs, however. 
A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?
A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?
Ruth Williams | Apr 9, 2015
Scientists find a common genetic variant in mothers that decreases the chance of successful pregnancy.
Did Inbreeding Royals Evolve?
Did Inbreeding Royals Evolve?
Dan Cossins | Apr 22, 2013
A new study suggests that in the Spanish Habsburg royal family, natural selection may have diminished the most harmful effects of inbreeding.
Nobel Laureate and IVF Pioneer Dies
Nobel Laureate and IVF Pioneer Dies
Bob Grant | Apr 11, 2013
Sir Robert Edwards, whose research led to the birth of the first test tube baby, has died at age 87.
Why Women’s Eggs Don’t Last
Why Women’s Eggs Don’t Last
Kate Yandell | Feb 13, 2013
As reproductive tissues age, DNA repair mechanisms become less efficient, causing genomic damage to accumulate.