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Teabag-like device lets women incubate IVF embryos in their uteruses

The success rate of IVF is less than 30 per cent per cycleJochen Tack / Alamy Stock Photo By Clare Wilson A woman’s own uterus could be used as an incubator for her IVF embryos before they are removed and chosen for pregnancy. There are early signs that the method could give higher pregnancy rates… Read More »

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Artificial Embryos Made from Stem Cells Raise Ethical Issues

Stem cells (so-called “master cells”) are unique and important in the body because they can do almost anything, and scientists have only begun to discover their potential. That’s why researchers’ use of them has created controversy, attracting the attention of scientists, policymakers, and bioethicists across the globe. Stem cells can transform into any of the… Read More »

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Exclusive: A new test can predict IVF embryos’ risk of having a low IQ

How will screening for intelligence affect parents’ decisions?ERproductions Ltd/Getty By Clare Wilson THE prospect of creating intelligent designer babies has been the subject of ethical debate for decades, but we have lacked the ability to actually do it. That may now change, thanks to a new method of testing an embryo’s genes that could soon… Read More »

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