Remember the woman who volunteered as a host for a Neanderthal pregnancy, a few weeks ago ? This was a news item here at GLP.
It appears something yet more outlandish and spectacular was attempted in 1927 by a Soviet biologist named Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov and his son Ilya Jr.
They tried to impregnate female chimanzees, using their own sperm, and using as a technique artificial insemination (rather than the “natural” way, [...]
AP Chief Medical Writer
May 7, 2012
Test-tube babies have higher rates of birth defects, and doctors have long wondered: Is it because of certain fertility treatments or infertility itself? A large new study from Australia suggests both may play a role.
Compared to those conceived naturally, babies that resulted from simple IVF, or in vitro fertilization — mixing eggs and sperm in a lab dish — had no greater risk of [...]
Pregnant woman who suffer from heart problems are more likely to give birth to girls than boys, according to research.
The study found that out of 216 babies born to 200 expectant women, who all had been diagnosed with heart disease, 75 per cent were girls.
The number of boys born and girls born in any human population should be similar – although sex selection, such as abortion, means the ratio can vary.
In Iran, [...]
Pennsylvania woman whose breast cancer made her infertile has won a court battle with her ex-husband to keep the eggs the couple had fertilized before their divorce.
Andrea Lynn Reiss, 44, made the decision to have fertilized eggs frozen when she was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 36 in November 2003.
Following advice from doctors she delayed her treatment to have her eggs fertilised and frozen, creating 13 pre-embryos using sperm from [...]
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital say they have extracted stem cells from human ovaries and made them generate egg cells. The advance, if confirmed, might provide a new source of eggs for treating infertility, though scientists say it is far too early to tell if the work holds such promise.
Women are born with a complement of egg cells that must last throughout life. The ability to isolate stem cells from which eggs could [...]