A couple filed a lawsuit against a fertility doctor over allegations that he used his own sperm instead of that of an unnamed donor to impregnate a client more than 40 years ago.
Feature | Health December 30, 2018
A surprising DNA result from Ancestry.com led a woman from Washington state to file a lawsuit against a fertility doctor. Kelli Rowlette was devastated to learn that the father she grew up with was not her biological dad.
Feature | Culture April 5, 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
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
For the first time, researchers grow human eggs from the earliest stage to a point these are ready to be fertilized. How can the technology help girls with childhood cancer?
Biotech February 9, 2018
After nearly four decades of attempting to get pregnant, a 59-year-old woman finally gave birth to a baby boy. What helped Akosua Budu Amoako to have a successful pregnancy?
Feature | Health July 18, 2017
An Associated Press report introduced Dr. Anurag Bishnoi, who employs in-vitro fertilization treatment on Indian women over age 50 and well into their 70s. Learn more about his controversial IVF technique and criticism of his practice.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2017
Sean Smith and his husband paid more than $20,000 for a fertility procedure for which, under Hawaii state law, married heterosexual couples have the right to financial help. The LGBT community is now lobbying for equal access to fertility treatments.
Public Health April 10, 2017
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
A procedural error may have resulted in 26 women being wrongly fertilized. Fertility clinic UMC Utrecht launched an investigation to determine the best course of action for the incident.
Public Health December 29, 2016
Some children were conceived as a result of a fertility treatment trial more than a decade ago, using DNA from three different people. According to research, these children have grown well and are healthy today.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 27, 2016
Through mitochondrial transfer, a fertility doctor made possible the birth of a three-parent baby. The procedure was performed because the mother carries genes for Leigh syndrome.
Biotech September 28, 2016
More women in the United Kingdom are delaying childbearing, which affects fertility rates across age groups. New figures show that more women over 40s are having babies compared to their under 20s counterparts.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 15, 2016
The new fertility test called 'What’s My Fertility' identifies hormonal changes and a genetic defect that makes females at risk for Premature Ovarian Aging. POA strikes one in 10 women and is mostly diagnosed at a later age.
Life November 24, 2015
French scientists say they have successfully grown human sperm in a top government lab in Lyon, France. What's next?
Life September 23, 2015
A revolutionary IVF treatment known as Augment has assisted a couple in Toronto in having their first baby. Eight more women are expected to deliver Augment newborn babies.
Life May 8, 2015
Nearly $40,000 has been donated by thousands from all over the world to help raise four babies whose mother died while giving birth to them.
Society January 19, 2015
Amidst shortage of donor sperm in the UK, study finds sperm from donors between 41 to 45 years old have slightly increased odds for live birth. Current guidelines require donors not to be older than 40.
Life June 30, 2014