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Artificial intelligence to aid IVF treatment: Interview Special

The company Univfy is using artificial intelligence and predictive technology to help women more accurately know their chances of IVF success. To find out more we spoke with Mylene Yao, the company's CEO.

'Three-parent' baby born in Ukraine using new technique

Kiev - A baby boy has been born in Ukraine to an infertile couple after the first ever use of a new technique using the DNA of three parents, the head of a Kiev fertility clinic said Wednesday.

British doctors request three-person baby study

Newcastle - British doctors have made a formal request to the national fertility regulator to undertake mitochondrial replacement therapy. This involves creating a baby with DNA from three people.

Will three-parent genes increase life expectancy?

Studies using mice, where pups have been born with genes from three parents, have shown that the mice live longer. Scientists are discussing whether such a longevity effect would be seen with people.

Indian woman, 70, gives birth to first baby

New Delhi - An Indian woman who gave birth at the age of 70 said Tuesday she was not too old to become a first-time mother, adding that her life was now complete.

Major breakthrough in lab-grown human embryos

Paris - Scientists reported Wednesday they had grown human embryos in the lab for nearly two weeks, an unprecedented feat that promises advances in assisted reproduction, stem-cell therapies and the basic understanding of how human beings form.

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.

First baby born clear of genetic illnesses after IVF – doing well

The first child in Europe to undergo treatment to eradicate inherited diseases in London is doing well. Results show that the child is healthy and free of a crippling family disorder, which his parents feared he would inherit.

Three-Parent IVF agreed in the U.K.

London - The British parliament has voted to allow techniques that could help couples produce babies with a reduced chance of passing on heritable mitochondrial diseases.

New concerns over three person IVF Special

London - The U.K. Department of Health announced today that it will continue with efforts to gain Parliamentary approval for the experimental technique known as three-person IVF. This move trajectory has raised concerns with a campaign group.

Possibility of three-parent babies moves closer

The U.K.’s human embryo research agency has reported that a new mitochondrial replacement technique is safe and could be approved soon, paving the way for three-parent IVF.

New novel throws spotlight on hidden world of male infertility Special

In our confessional culture where we talk about everything there is one thing that men almost never talk about — infertility — but a new novel out this month may change this.

U.K. could legalize three-parent IVF

Regulators in the U.K. are said to be close to approving a new mitochondrial replacement technique for creating embryos with less risk of developing certain heritable diseases.

Triplet births decline as IVF use increases

Number of U.S. pregnancies resulting in three or more babies has gone down since 1998. This coincides with the use of IVF treatments.

Three person IVF being considered

The U.K. has moved a step closer to becoming the first country to approve a new type of in vitro fertilization (IVF) that creates babies with DNA from three parents

Chinese couple with 8 ‘test-tube’ babies faces hefty fine

Zhaoqing - A couple of Zhaoqing, Guangdong province of China, who had octuplets through in vitro fertilization and use of surrogate mothers, faces millions in fines.

Brits consider the ethics of a three-parent IVF baby

The British government has begun public hearings to look at the issue of three-parent Invitro-Fertilisation (IVF) babies, to prevent disease, while raising the ethical issue of genetic modification.

Op-Ed: 85% abnormal sperm counts as chemicals play hell with guys

Sydney - Forget about lunatic Illuminati and tyrannical corporate wannabe Hitlers for now. There’s a bigger threat. Male sperm counts are plummeting. Quality is now lousy, with 85% abnormalities. WHO and everybody else are ducking the issues.

Link between coffee and reduced chance of IVF success

A study in Denmark has demonstrated a link between excessive coffee intake and a reduced chance of success from in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment among women.

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.

Octomom fertility doctor Michael Kamrava medical license revoked

Los Angeles - Michael Kamrava, the Beverly Hills fertility doctor who gained notoriety after impregnating Nadya Suleman with a dozen embryo's resulting in the birth of octuplets, will have his medical license revoked, announced California's Medical Board.

Parents want right to choose baby's gender

Melbourne - A married couple, still grieving the death of their newborn daughter and desperate to have another girl to add to their family of three boys, is seeking court permission to choose the sex of their next child in a test case of IVF sex-selection laws.

Vatican criticizes Medicine Nobel Prize awarded to Robert Edwards

Vatican officials objected to the award of the Nobel Prize for Medicine to biologist Robert Edwards for the development of in-vitro fertilization. The President of the Pontifical Academy for Life said the award to Edwards is "completely out of order."

59 year-old British Woman to have IVF treatment

A 59-year-old retired special needs teacher has become the oldest woman to be offered fertility treatment in a UK clinic.

Military wives and surrogacy

When the times are hard it seems Army wives know how to bring a little more bacon home. Some military wives are taking on more than just the home, they are carrying other couple's babies to buy the bills.

Octo-mom May Affect Future Medical Practices of Fertility Doctors

It isn't just the media and the public who are so critical of Octo-Mom, Nadya Suleman's behavior. Now, fertility specialists are voicing their concern for their industry, and posing some hard questions.

Study Finds A Conceivable Boon Of The Birth Control Pill

In a study, which promises to bring a smile of relief to hopeful couples around the world, the birth control pill has been found to be a surprising ally in aiding the success of in-vitro fertilization births.

Genetically Modified Children through IVF - including personality traits

Here we go again. The supermen are coming, the master race, Social Darwinism, version whatever. This reads like one of those genteel “Life” seminars from comatose corpses we all can't live without.

First-ever baby born from a lab-matured, frozen and then thawed egg

The first-ever test-tube baby, created from an egg that was matured in a laboratory, then frozen and later thawed was born in Canada. Three more women have been impregnated as well.

Five Year Old Mothers - Medical Team In Israel Sparks Ethical Questions

Again, one of those ethical questions pops up in the name of science and human medicine. Is extracting the eggs from five year old girls really an achievement even if it is the answer to the future fertility?

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A Samsung in-vitro fertilization machine
A Samsung in-vitro fertilization machine
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Octuplets and money.
Octuplets and money.
Early development of human embryos resulting from in-vitro fertilization.
Early development of human embryos resulting from in-vitro fertilization.
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