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Low sperm count following ICSI conception – Expert reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on October 6th, 2016.

A new study of men who were conceived in the 1990s using a now common fertility treatment has found they have lower-than-average fertility – suggesting the treatment passed the fathers’ fertility issues onto the sons. The 54 young men, now aged 18-22, were conceived using intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) – a method used for men […]

UK mitochondrial donation vote – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on February 4th, 2015.

The UK House of Commons has voted in favour of a law allowing the creation of embryos where DNA from a fertilised or unfertilised egg is transplanted to a donor egg to avoid certain inherited diseases. In a free vote, 382 MPs were in favour and 128 against the process that allows women carrying defective […]

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