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.

150 human-animal hybrids grown in UK labs: Report

`British scientists have grown some 150 human-animal hybrid embryos in laboratories over the past three years`.

150 human-animal hybrids grown in UK labs: Report

`British scientists have grown some 150 human-animal hybrid embryos in laboratories over the past three years`.

Baby born from embryo frozen for 20 years

A 42-year-old woman has given birth to a baby boy from an embryo frozen for nearly 20 years.

Baby born from embryo frozen for 20 years

A 42-year-old woman has given birth to a baby boy from an embryo frozen for nearly 20 years.

Chinese women resort to illegal fertility methods

One in eight couples have infertility problems in China.

Key step for regulating embryonic development discovered

Researchers have identified a mechanism that turns developmental genes off and on as an embryo matures.

Key step for regulating embryonic development discovered

Researchers have identified a mechanism that turns developmental genes off and on as an embryo matures.