Additional treatments for in vitro fertilization did not show evidence of safety and efficacy. The UK government implemented a color coding scheme so patients can know which treatments are supported by clinical data.
Public Health July 9, 2018
John Zhang used an IVF technique to help a Jordanian couple bear a three-parent baby boy, but the procedure is not yet approved in the United States. The FDA told the fertility doctor to stop marketing the procedure.
Biotech August 8, 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
A 64-year-old woman from Burgos in northern Spain has given birth to healthy twins, according to Recoletas Hospital in the country. It was made possible by in-vitro fertilization done on the patient in the United States.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 20, 2017
George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins, a boy and a girl, to complete their family. Learn the basic science behind the artificial reproductive technology that made this possible.
Biotech January 29, 2017
The pronuclear transfer technique, also called “three-person IVF,” is a world first that recently produced a baby girl for an infertile couple in Ukraine.
Biotech January 19, 2017
The fertilized eggs don’t just participate in the reprogramming process of male DNA but also closely monitor and protect the genetic integrity of the material. That being the case, there are possibilities that the fertilization taking place in vitro may not undergo such processes as efficiently as in natural conditions.
Biotech December 7, 2016
Researchers have developed a new online IVF calculator to help couples calculate the success rate of the treatment before the first IVF cycle. The new model is applicable for calculating the success rate even when frozen eggs are used for the treatment.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 18, 2016
Successful preclinical trials in the UK for three-parent babies through mitochondrial donation may make the technique available by 2017. The researchers are awaiting approval from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to move forward with their study.
Biotech June 9, 2016
A woman used IVF treatment drugs to make her pregnancy announcement. She posted an Instagram photo of a onesie alongside vials and syringes to represent her struggle to conceive.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 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
Scientists have identified the occurrence of zinc sparks whenever human egg cells come into contact with sperm enzymes. They are now looking to use these flashes of light to determine whether a particular egg cell is a viable candidate for in vitro fertilization.
Biotech April 27, 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
Sperm may swim independently and race toward the waiting egg. However, when in a viscoelastic fluid, they form groups and clusters.
Life March 19, 2016
Older women may soon have better chances of becoming pregnant. This is all thanks to a new IVF treatment that replaces and rejuvenates egg cell batteries currently being proposed for trial in Britain.
Life January 26, 2016
Past studies have suggested that babies conceived through IVF are at higher risk for birth defects compared with naturally-conceived babies. However, a new study in New York offers reassurance to couples that want to try IVF.
Life January 5, 2016
A new study found that couples may become more successful at producing a live birth if in vitro fertilization cycles are increased. Experts said the ideal number of IVF attempts should be at least six.
Life December 23, 2015
Of more than 250,000 women who underwent assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the United Kingdom between 1991 and 2010, 386 ovarian cancer cases were recorded. This was a one-third greater chance of developing the disease compared to the general female population.
Life October 21, 2015
British scientists developed a DNA test for IVF women to help raise pregnancy chances by studying levels of mitochondrial DNA. Costing around £200 (a little over $300), the test could be available in the next six months in the UK.
Life October 21, 2015
At least 25 young British women who have never had sexual intercourse with a male partner have become impregnated through in vitro fertilization in the past five years.
Life September 28, 2015
World-renowned gynecological surgeon and pioneer of in vitro fertilization, Dr. Howard W. Jones Jr, passed away on Friday because of respiratory failure at Virginia's Sentara Heart Hospital. Jones was 104 years old.
Life August 1, 2015
Experts recommend women, who want to get pregnant at a later age to freeze their eggs before they reach 35. A study shows the more women advance in age, the lesser are the chances for fertility.
Life June 19, 2015
It's a girl and three boys! Annegret Raunigk gave birth to Neeta, Dries, Bence and Fjonn via cesarean section in a hospital in Berlin after a widely publicized pregnancy.
May 24, 2015
Conceiving a baby poses many challenges, but couples are willing to go great lengths to start a family. Should they bet on conventional IVF methods or ICSI? A study clarifies.
Life January 21, 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
CDC reports that the number of "older" first-time mothers in the United States have significantly increased since 1990. The new technology of freezing women's eggs and in vitro fertilization allow women to have children at their own time.
Life May 10, 2014
Soon, children born with three biological parents may be a common sight. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently considering approving an embryo fertilization technique using DNA from 3 parents.
Life February 26, 2014
The latest report from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) has revealed that in 2012, the number of in-vitro fertilized (IVF) babies soared to an all-time high in 2012, which accounted for 1.5 percent of all babies born in the country for the year. IVF physicians were also reported to be using only one embryo for IVF in 2012 rather than multiple ones in previous years, which helped limit multiple births that are saddled with health risks.
Life February 18, 2014
New genetic tools may allow genetic testing of embryos to help mothers give birth to healthy children. However, ethical issues remain.
Life February 5, 2014