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World's first IVF puppies born

So-called "test tube babies" have been with us since Louise Joy Brown in 1978; however, the biotechnology has not been extended to dogs until recently with new research reported this month.

Op-Ed: The world should mourn: San Diego Zoo loses Northern white rhino

San Diego - The extinction clock is ticking ever-closer to the day when the world will see the very last Northern white rhino pass into extinction. The San Diego Zoo lost Angalifu, a 44-year old Northern white rhino who died of old age on Sunday.

Supreme Court: In vitro children may not be due survivor benefits

Washington - The Supreme Court has ruled that children conceived from a deceased father's sperm are not necessarily entitled to Social Security benefits.

Canada: Doctors propose denying obese women fertility treatments

Obese women will have a hard time finding fertility clinics that will provide them with in-vitro fertilization treatments if a proposed ban by Canadian doctors takes effect.

Grandmother, 61, gives birth to daughter's baby

A 61-year-old grandmother who had gone through menopause 10 years earlier has given birth to her daughter's baby, her first grandchild. The child was born last week at Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago.

Womb For Rent: The Growing Trend of Outsourcing Pregnancy

Currently more than 50 women in India are pregnant with babies conceived through in-vitro fertilization. Parents have come from all over the world in search of a family. The surrogates are paid, the baby is delivered. Is this a win/win situation for all?

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