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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.
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.
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.
Coming to Terms
Anna Ajduk and Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz | Nov 1, 2012
New noninvasive methods of selecting the most viable embryo could revolutionize in vitro fertilization.
Manipulating Eggs to Avoid Disease
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 13, 2012
A United Kingdom ethics council approves altering human egg cells, which could allow doctors to correct mitochondrial disease in IVF patients.
Embryos Right Genetic Wrongs?
Amy Maxmen | Jul 8, 2011
New evidence supports an old idea that embryos with genetic abnormalities can somehow fix themselves early in development.