The University Medical Center (UMC) in Utrecht, Netherlands has launched an investigation into fertility treatments occurring between mid-April 2015 and mid-November 2016 after discovering that up to 26 women may have been fertilized with the sperm of the wrong man.
In September, a doctor named John Zhang announced that a baby, created via a complicated fertility treatment involving DNA contributions from three people, was successfully delivered the previous April. Now the U.K. has opened the way for more attempts at creating babies with three parents.
A woman undergoing fertility treatment became pregnant with the wrong embryos after what appears to be a clinic error.
While the headline sounds a little Beverly Hillbillies, the circumstances of the birth of baby Finnean Connell were more along the lines of The Six Million Dollar Man. We can repair him! We have the technology!
William Saletan thinks that if, in the course of IVF, you are mistakenly implanted with another woman's embryo, the other woman should get a chance to talk you out of aborting her fetus. [Slate]
Scientists in the UK and U.S. have found that men who score higher on intelligence tests have more — and more motile — sperm than their stupider peers, regardless of health habits.
A 70-year-old Indian woman has reportedly given birth to her first child, via IVF treatment. "We've been longing for a child since we married many years ago, but it didn't work for us," said Rajo Devi, whose husband is 72. "For decades we've had to put up with gossip because we've remained childless, but those sad…
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