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Meet the First Baby Born After Genetic Embryo Screening

What makes Connor Levy, a baby born on May 18, special is that his genome was sequenced for abnormalities before he was born — meaning the doctors …

IVF should use only single embryos, report recommends

Replacing one embryo after fertility treatment is just as likely to lead to the birth of a healthy baby as replacing two or more, while preventing more dangerous twin and triplet pregnancies, a study has confirmed.<p>UK guidelines advise that wherever possible a single embryo only should be …

Britain ponders 'three-person embryos' to combat genetic diseases

The government is considering whether to propose legal changes that would allow radical new treatments for families at risk of incurable genetic diseases that involve the creation of so-called "three-person embryos".<p>A national consultation released on Wednesday by the UK's fertility watchdog found …

IVF Breakthrough: Researchers Hopeful About New Embryo Selection Method

By Kate Kelland<p>LONDON | Thu May 16, 2013 7:25pm EDT<p>(Reuters) - British fertility experts have devised a new IVF technique that takes thousands of snapshots of a developing embryo that they say can help doctors pick those most likely to implant successfully and develop into healthy babies.<p>At a …

Embryo Sex Selection To Select Against Autism?

Health authorities in Western Australia have reportedly given the go-ahead to a fertility clinic to perform sex-selection of embryos for families at a “high risk” of having an autistic child. According to The West Australian:<p>There are no genetic tests for autism, so instead of looking for a gene …