A breakthough in aiding male infertility may have been made as researchers 'grow' early stage sperm from human skin cells.
Scientists at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine carried out research to see whether they could induce adult cells and make them develop as a different type of cell.
The findings could greatly help male infertility and the increase the chance of childhood cancer sufferers being able to father children.
IVF babies born from frozen embryos are heavier and healthier than those born from fresh embryos, new fertility research has discovered. Read the full story here.
Babies with three biological parents could soon be a reality after a new £6m laboratory has been given the go ahead and funding to develop a unique IVF technique which uses DNA from a third party. Read the full story here.
Reception class pupil Reuben Blake went back to school today, but his twin sister will have to wait another five years until she is old enough. That is because, despite the fact the brother and sister were conceived from the same batch of embryos, they were born five years apart to parents Simon and Jody Blake. Read the full story here.
Scientists have made a breakthrough that could enable infertile men to father children with their own sperm. Researchers at Muenster University in Germany grew mouse sperm in a laboratory and believe the same technique could be used with human sperm. Read the full story here.
Scientists from the Imperial College London have discovered a 'fertility switch' that could help treat infertility and miscarriage in the future. Read the full story here.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority have announced today that women who donate their eggs to infertile couples, will be rewarded an extra £500 in costs. Read the full story here.
A baby girl was born after being conceived using sperm that has been kept frozen for 25 years - the longest that sperm has been kept frozen and then successfully used for IVF in the UK. Read the full story here.
Dr. Charles Easley, the study’s lead author, explained in a statement: “Sperm can be banked for future artificial insemination procedures, but that does not help some patients, such as pre-pubertal boys.
“There are procedures to store testicular tissue prior to cancer therapy, but men who didn’t have the opportunity to save tissue are permanently sterile, and so far there are no cures for their sterility.”