Scientists turn stem cells into precursors for sperm, eggs
Human embryonic stem cells derived from excess IVF embryos may help scientists unlock the mysteries of infertility for other couples struggling to conceive, according to new research from the Stanford University School of ...
First babies born from genetic screening study
Two women taking part in the world's first controlled study of a comprehensive genetic screening test before IVF have given birth to healthy babies. The babies, twin girls born in Germany in June and a singleton boy born ...
IVF births result in taller children: NZ study
Children born using in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) are likely to be taller than their naturally conceived counterparts, New Zealand researchers have found.
Assisted reproduction boosts risk of deformity: study
Children born after assisted reproduction face a significantly higher chance of having major birth defects, according to a study released Sunday.
Risk of stillbirth 4 times higher after IVF/ICSI compared to spontaneous pregnancies
Women who become pregnant with a single foetus after in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) have an increased risk of a stillbirth, according to new research out today.
Daily sex helps to reduce sperm DNA damage and improve fertility
Daily sex (or ejaculating daily) for seven days improves men’s sperm quality by reducing the amount of DNA damage, according to an Australian study presented today (Tuesday) to the 25th annual meeting of the European Society ...
Mutation causing one type of male infertility found
(PhysOrg.com) -- A genetic mutation that lies behind one type of male infertility has been discovered by researchers at Oxford University, Ghent University in Belgium, and the University of Massachusetts, ...
Swedish model slashes multiple-birth risk in IVF pregnancies
Swedish doctors on Monday presented a new method they said dramatically reduces the risk of multiple births from in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) without affecting chances of having a baby.
First IVF babies born using new chromosome counting technique
The first babies have now been born in the UK using a new technique pioneered at Oxford University to select the best embryos for IVF.
Higher chance of twins after IVF for taller women: study
Taller women who become pregnant after receiving two embryos through in-vitro fertilisation have more chance of giving birth to twins, a Dutch study presented Monday found.
IVF prediction calculator to provide accurate potential pregnancy reading
Researchers have produced a calculator which gives the most accurate reading yet on the potential success of IVF treatment.
New discovery may help to identify the healthiest embryos in IVF treatment
(PhysOrg.com) -- Australian scientists have developed a potentially groundbreaking new measure of the health of an embryo and the likelihood of a successful pregnancy in IVF treatment.
More not always better with in vitro fertilization
(AP) -- More tries aren't necessarily better when it comes to in vitro fertilization.
Sex of baby shouldn't be chosen, study finds
Most Australians do not approve of IVF or abortion for sex-selection purposes, and most do not think a hypothetical blue or pink pill to select the sex of a child should be legal, a new study has found.