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IVF treatment used to help infertile men become fathers ‘linked to birth defects’

Fertility treatment used to help infertile men become fathers can raise the risk of birth defects in babies, according to a new study.

Research on more than 300,000 babies found those born using Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) had a significantly higher risk of developing abnormalities than those conceived naturally.

Researchers linked a census of more than 6,100 births that occurred as a result of fertility treatment in South Australia to a registry [...]

A major breakthrough: Scientists grow sperm in lab

Scientists have made a major breakthrough that could soon see human sperm grown in the laboratory.

Sperm being prepared for IVF treatment Photo: Eddie Mulholland

10:53AM GMT 02 Jan 2012

(Telegraph) The development opens up the possibility of infertile men being able to father their own children rather than using donor sperm.

Researchers in Germany and Israel were able to grow mouse sperm from a few cells in a laboratory dish.

In a world first a [...]

Sperm from mice stem cells offers infertility hope

TOKYO (AP) — A team of scientists has reported producing viable sperm using the stem cells of mice in an experiment that researchers hope could one day lead to treating infertile men.

The Kyoto University researchers managed to induce mice stem cells into creating sperm precursors, which were transplanted into infertile male mice. The mice then produced sperm that was successfully [...]