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Embryo ‘Adoption’ Is Growing, but It’s Getting Tangled in the Abortion Debate

As evangelical Christians, Paul and Susan Lim believe that life begins at conception. So when they decided to have a third child, in vitro fertilization was out of the question, since the process often yields extra embryos. But “adopting” the frozen embryos of another couple who had gone through I.V.F. was not. Dr. Lim called… Read More »

DNA test could boost IVF success rates without putting embryo at risk

A human embryo during the third day of its developmentJim Dyson/Getty Images By Clare Wilson TESTING DNA that is naturally discarded by embryos could safely reveal those produced using IVF that are most likely to lead to pregnancy. IVF doctors try to transfer only the healthiest embryos for pregnancy. DNA testing to identify such embryos is already available, but it has… Read More »