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Artificial wombs could soon be a reality. What will this mean for women?

Published in Odd and Fun on 20th September 2017

Technology is well on the way to realising ectogenesis, improving premature baby survival and increasing fertility alternatives. But it also has other, more frightening, implications We are approaching a biotechnological breakthrough. Ectogenesis, the invention of a complete external womb, could totally change the nature of human reproduction. In April this year, researchers at the Children’s […]

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‘ There was nothing incorrect with my spouse- it was me ‘: the men waking up to fertility problems

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th September 2017

Men have all the time in the world to have a baby, right? Not according to recent research. Gratify a new generation who are freezing their sperm and combating their biological clocks Myles Elton was 21 when medical doctors told him he might never have children. He and Erin were teenage sweethearts and had married […]

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Scientists Just Captured Something Extraordinary At The Moment Of Fertilization

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th September 2017

Sparks actually do fly when the sorcery passes. At the exact moment a sperm penetrates an egg, the latter releases billions of zinc atoms from its surface which spark off. Employing fluorescent microscopy, these sparks emit a sun, which can then be filmed. The discovery that human eggs cells undergo this process could lead to […]

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Inside the’ black box’ of human growth

Published in Odd and Fun on 5th September 2017

Researchers will soon have the means to study embryos beyond the 14 -day legal limit. Does the potential for advances in medicine outweight ethical fears? It is not birth, marriage or demise, but gastrulation that is truly the most important time in your life. When the eminent embryologist Lewis Wolpert wrote these words 30 years […]

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Proof suggests women’s ovaries can grow new eggs

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th August 2017

Discovery challenges notion that females are born with a fixed number of eggs, and creates prospect of therapies which would allow older women to conceive Scientists have uncovered the first evidence that the human ovary may be able to grow new eggs in adulthood. If corroborated, the discovery would overturn the accepted view that women […]

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Indian girl in her 70 s dedicates birth to healthy baby son

Published in Odd and Fun on 26th August 2017

Daljinder Kaur and her husband, 79, had Arman last month after two years of IVF treatment at a fertility clinic in Haryana An Indian both women and her husband who are both in their 70 s have celebrated the birth of a newborn boy following IVF treatment, their first successful pregnancy in 46 years of […]

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IVF Connected To Birth defect And Childhood Leukemia

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th August 2017

<span class="articleLocation” >( Reuters Health) – Women who use in vitro fertilization( IVF) and other reproductive technologies may be more likely to have children with certain cancers or developmental lags than their peers who conceive the old-fashioned route, two new analyses suggest. The increased risk of complications may be due at the least in part […]

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IVF is painful. Will I leave my final embryo frozen forever? | Celyn Harding-Jones

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th August 2017

The embryo in the freezer is no longer just an embryo, its the sibling to my daughter. But Im not sure I am ready to go through a pregnancy all over again My daughters unborn sibling is in the freezer, to be made into a real human being at a later date, should we decide […]

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The human who may have secretly fathered 200 infants

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st July 2017

When Esther-Louise Heijs son asked if she could trace his genetic parent, she began a battle to find out whether she was deluded by her late doctor, Jan Karbaat, who is suspected of fathering up to 200 of his patients children Twenty five years ago, when she was 35, Esther-Louise Heij attained two decisions that […]

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The fouled reign of the biological clock | Moira Weigel

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th July 2017

The Long Read: It seems like the concept of the biological clock has been with us eternally. In fact, the metaphor was devised in the late 1970 s. And it has been used to reinforce sexist ideas ever since I wasted years with x! I have never heard a straight man say this. But when […]

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