Obstetrics & gynaecology

Only 21% of women who use their frozen eggs become mothers

As the trend for older motherhood continues, amid warnings from experts about the sharp decline in a woman's fertility in her mid-30s, more and more women are considering egg freezing as a form of "insurance" against age-related ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Human reproduction likely to be more efficient than previously thought

How difficult is it to conceive? According to a widely-held view, fewer than one in three embryos make it to term, but a new study from a researcher at the University of Cambridge suggests that human embryos are not as susceptible ...

Genetics

Key dates in embryonic research

Britain's House of Commons votes Tuesday on allowing the use of donated DNA to create so-called "three-parent" babies to overcome mitochondrial diseases—disorders handed down along the maternal line.

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