3-parent IVF could prevent illness in many children

Mitochondrial donation is an assisted reproductive technology sometimes described as “three-parent IVF”. It’s designed for women at high risk of passing on faulty mitochondrial DNA and having a child with severe mitochondrial disease. Mitochondrial diseases comprise at least 300 different genetic conditions which affect the energy-producing structures within human cells, impacting organ function. Mitochondrial donation involves combining the 20,000 or […]

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Deadly IVF side effect is on the rise, report finds

Serious IVF side effect is on the rise, report finds as the number of blunders at fertility clinics reaches a four-year high (including one woman who was given the WRONG sperm) 156 cases of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in 2018-19, up from 135  In same time, there were 294 ‘serious’ incidents at fertility clinics across the UK They involved damage […]

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IVF birth rates improving, multiple birth rate at a record low

IVF success rates in Australia and New Zealand have continued to improve, while the number of IVF twins are falling, a new UNSW report has shown. IVF success rates in Australia and New Zealand have continued to improve, while the number of IVF twins are falling, a new UNSW report has shown. The Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New […]

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IVF kids ‘have slightly higher cancer risk from parents’ infertility’

Children born via IVF have slightly higher cancer risk, study finds – but it’s linked to parents’ fertility issues not the technology Researchers at the University of Minnesota studied 276,000 children conceived by IVF, and 2.2 million conceived naturally, for a decade Cancer rates were 17 percent higher in kids conceived with IVF But the risk was small, the tumors […]

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Revolutionary DNA test could make IVF more successful

Revolutionary test could make IVF more successful by looking at the DNA a fertilised egg sheds in the lab Problems with a baby’s chromosomes are a main cause of miscarriages Embryos are therefore screened before being implanted into a woman’s womb But this can damage the embryos, increasing the risk of a miscarriage New method assesses chromosomes without ‘damaging the embryo […]

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British IVF clinics are helping women have babies at 60

IVF clinics are helping women have babies at 60, despite greater risk of miscarriage and stillbirth – because there is no legal age limit, as Britain’s oldest mother, 66, says it’s how you feel inside that counts No cut-off in law or guidance from regulators that tells doctors to restrict ages Doctor says it is ‘sexist’ that older women cannot […]

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Happy birthday, Farah Khan: How her journey through IVF was all about persistence

Happy birthday, Farah Khan: The Happy New Year director has never shied away from talking about her journey into parenthood and has openly encouraged people to undergo IVF. She had said in a statement to IANS, "IVF is a blessing…being persistent, positive and patient towards the procedure paid off. Director and choreographer Farah Khan became a mother at 43. Not […]

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