When cells divide, sometimes chromosomes don’t wind up where they need to go.
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Aneuploidy – when a cell has an irregular number of chromosomes – is a major cause of pregnancy loss. Scientists may have uncovered a gene that increases the risk of aneuploidy.
Embryos matter because of what they mean to those for whom they were generated.
Over the past two decades, the frozen preservation of embryos has become routine practice in IVF. What currently happens to embryos next is controlled by overlapping and complicated rules that confuse…
By breaking a biological signalling system in the cells of embryos, scientists have discovered a way to change a cell’s destiny…
Sperm is injected into an egg cell using a microscope at an IVF clinic.
Babies born through IVF procedures are at greater risk of developing heart problems, according to research that suggests…