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Planning parenthood through surrogacy? Things you need to know

 It is imperative that you should know what surrogacy actually is, how does it work and what are the risks associated with it.

Chinese woman gives birth to a baby girl from embryo frozen 18 years ago

The infant weighing 3,300 gm, was born in Jiangsu province on Monday. 

Egg freezing: Six key facts you need to know about it!

Human oocyte cryopreservation or egg freezing is an experimental technique in which a woman’s eggs (oocytes) are extracted, frozen and stored.

Chinese couple gets child from a 10-year-old frozen embryo

 In a rare case, a 47-year-old Chinese woman has given birth to a second child using the embryo she and her husband froze ten years ago at a local hospital, state-media reported today.

Novel Japanese model sheds light on embryo development

 To understand how life began, researchers from Kyoto University have created a lab-based human germ cell development model that reveals how “germ cells” pass genetic traits from one generation to the next.

Scientists map all genes behind embryo development

An international team of scientists has for the first time mapped all the genes that are activated in the first few days of a fertilised human egg.

Mom's drinking at conception ups kids' diabetes risk

Women who drink around the time of conception may put their babies at increased risk of Type 2 diabetes and obesity in early middle age, warns a new study.

Synthetic sperm protein can help increase chances of successful IVF

A new study has revealed that a synthetic version of a sperm protein satisfies criteria of genuine sperm-borne oocyte activation for IVF, raising the chances of it being a success.

When young sperm are not just sperm anymore

You know that in your first hours of life, cells in the nascent embryo mature into skin, heart, gut, or any type of cell - called totipotency.

Revealed: How embryo develops into a beautiful you!

In path-breaking discovery, scientists have revealed the secret world of embryo development where it undergoes huge changes in a short space of time.

Scientists create embryonic-type stem cells without embryos

In experiments that could open a new era in stem cell biology, scientists have found a cheap and easy way to reprogramme mature cells from mice back into an embryonic-like state that allowed them to generate many types of tissue.

Woman set to be first to give birth from transplanted womb

A Swedish woman is set to become the first in the world to give birth from a transplanted womb after doctors successfully implanted an embryo into her body.

Embryonic-like stem cells collected from adults to grow bone

Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and New York-based NeoStem Inc. are all set for the first known human trial to use embryonic-like stem cells collected from adult cells to grow bone.

Scientists create embryos with genes from three persons

In a path-breaking experiment, scientists have created embryos with genes taken from three persons, two women and one man.

Frozen human embryos can yield viable stem cells

Even after being frozen for 18 years, human embryos can be thawed, grown in the laboratory, and successfully induced to produce human embryonic stem cells.

IVF treatment to remove cancerous genes in embryos

Two clinics in Melbourne are treating women with a `pre-implantation` genetic diagnosis technique to remove cancerous genes in the embryos.

Restricted embryo growth signals miscarriage risk

Restricted growth of embryo during early stages of pregnancy has higher risk of miscarriage

Origins of blood stem cells unlocked

Scientists have discovered a molecular marker for the immediate precursors of blood stem cells in the developing embryo.

Using one embryo in IVF doesn`t cut birth rate

IVF has traditionally involved implanting multiple embryos.