Researchers created synthetic embryos without using sperm and eggs. The procedure may offer insights on why many pregnancies fail during implantation, as well as help with human fertility.
Medicine May 3, 2018
4,000 frozen eggs and embryos were destroyed after the alarm system of a storage tank in a Cleveland fertility clinic malfunctioned. Further investigation reveals a history of problems with the storage units.
Public Health March 28, 2018
More than a thousand eggs and embryos have been destroyed as University Hospitals Fertility Center experienced an equipment malfunction. Over the weekend, three lawsuits have been filed and more are coming while the institution investigates the mysterious incident.
Biotech March 13, 2018
A malfunction over the weekend caused temperatures to rise at a Clevelant area fertility clinic. The temperature fluctuation may have compromised the viability of at least 2,100 frozen eggs and embryos.
Medicine March 10, 2018
The world’s first embryo grown in a lab offers groundbreaking insight into early embryonic development, with unparalleled potential in reproductive medicine. This breakthrough may pave the way for advancements in IVF and stem cell therapy.
Biotech March 3, 2017
Scientists were able to breed live mice without using fertilized egg cell, challenging long-held dogma on how live mammals are produced. What are the potential applications of this breakthrough?
Biotech September 15, 2016
For the first time, researchers were able to grow human embryos outside the womb for almost two weeks. The breakthrough may provide scientists insight on why birth defects and miscarriage occur.
Medicine May 5, 2016
Embryos cannot normally be sustained in the laboratory more than one week after fertilization. Now, researchers are keeping them alive for twice that amount of time in order to conduct experiments.
May 4, 2016
Twins born two years apart are virtually unheard of, but they are a living miracle. They were conceived at the same time through in vitro fertilization and from the same batch of embryos in a successful fertility treatment.
Medicine April 23, 2016
Squishiness may be the key feature to determine which embryos are viable for IVF treatment. The study could help revolutionize the way scientists pick which eggs should be implanted for IVF patients.
Life February 26, 2016
Creating three-parent embryos to prevent genetic diseases has been bashed because of social and ethical issues. Now, experts have deemed the technique ethical in an official report requested by the U.S. FDA.
Life February 4, 2016
Female cancer survivors are given a new chance to become mothers. A study in Denmark found 10 out of 32 women who underwent ovarian tissue transplants gave birth to their own children.
Life October 8, 2015
Boys and girls are conceived in nearly equal numbers, a new study concludes. Why is this finding so surprising?
March 30, 2015
Serious parties only, please. Angel Watts is looking for couples to parent six embryos, but she's not interested in just anyone, as her Facebook post would show.
Life January 3, 2015
Human stem cells can form into organs, blood and brains, given a little help from chemicals and geometry.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2014
Nikon lately held a contest for videos of tiny subjects. Here are the top three winners!
April 25, 2014