To announce the world's first gene-edited babies, scientist He Jiankui did what movie directors do: release a trailer on YouTube. The video is a positive spin on unauthorized gene editing.
We don't know anything about the health of the baby girls who are reported to have been born. But it's clear scientists around the world are shocked.
There are many things to consider when choosing when to have a child.
Sperm donation websites are the Ubers and Airbnbs of the fertility world. But why are they so popular? New research explains the reasons why some men donate.
A recent ruling in an Ontario court fails to consider law governing the use of embryos.
Why some women choose to freeze their eggs.
For women and men not ready to have children, there are new ways to preserve fertility. And experimental techniques offer hope for sick children whose treatments jeopardize future childbearing.
An audio version of a long read article on the history of infertility, 40 years after the first baby was born via IVF.
The debate about the pros and cons of genetically screening embryos is deeply entrenched. Perhaps we should let couples decide.
Scientists have created embryos from the eggs of southern white rhino and sperm from their northern counterparts.
Excess weight affects fertility in men and women - the good news is weight loss can reverse the negative effects.
A new study has countered old reports acupuncture can improve your chances of having a baby when going through IVF.
It's 40 years since the birth of Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby. But our long read explains how infertility has a much longer history.
Contrary to popular perception, women don't freeze their eggs for career reasons.
Rhino resurrection is tempting, but if humans cannot save a species in nature, what future for animals that we manufacture?
If you are looking to freeze your eggs, here are six things to consider.
Some social groups are falling through the gaps of fertility data. Men, ethnic minorities and the LGBT community have explicitly been excluded from surveys.
Two experts check Lord Winston's claim.
Some patients might be offered IVF who don’t actually need it, and some might be offered repeated cycles of treatment, even when they aren’t likely to succeed.
It is time for the states and territories to develop a uniform legal framework that enables donor-conceived people to connect with their genetic kin.