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Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2016
Andrzej Tarkowski’s research laid the groundwork for future advances in cloning, stem cell research, and in vitro fertilization.
First MRT Baby Born
Bob Grant | Sep 28, 2016
Scientists in Mexico achieved the infant’s conception using mitochondrial replacement therapy.
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.
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.
UK Supports Three-Parent IVF
Jef Akst | Feb 3, 2015
Parliament today voted to allow techniques that could help couples produce babies with a reduced chance of passing on heritable mitochondrial diseases.
Baby Born from Transplanted Womb
Jef Akst | Oct 6, 2014
A woman in Sweden gives birth to a healthy baby boy after carrying the child in a transplanted uterus for 32 weeks.
Three-Parent Babies in “Two Years”
Bob Grant | Jun 5, 2014
The U.K.’s human embryo research agency says that a new mitochondrial replacement technique is safe and could be approved soon, paving the way for three-parent IVF.
UK To Legalize Three-Parent IVF?
Bob Grant | Mar 3, 2014
Regulators in England near the approval of a new mitochondrial replacement technique for creating embryos with less risk of developing certain heritable diseases.
FDA Considers Three-Way Babies
Bob Grant | Feb 26, 2014
The agency is soliciting opinions on a new technology that has the potential to circumvent mitochondrial diseases by producing embryos using DNA from three people.
More than Sperm Support
Jef Akst | Jan 27, 2014
Male mice lacking seminal vesicles father fewer offspring, and their sons suffer from abnormal metabolism into adulthood.