Scientists have created “artificial embryos” using stem cells from mice, in what they believe is a world first.

The University of Cambridge team used two types of stem cells and a 3D scaffold to create a structure closely resembling a natural mouse embryo. Previous attempts have had limited success because early embryo development requires the different cells to… Read more

HFEA Zika Virus guidance – Nov 2016 update

Update about the Zika virus means fertility clinics should be extra vigilant when considering people for fertility treatment or gamete donation. Whilst the situation is still evolving and given the potentially significant consequences for a pregnancy if Zika is transmitted… Read more

What is the HFEA?

As you deal with CRGH you may hear us refer to the HFEA quite a bit, but what is this organisation, exactly? The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, or HFEA, is responsible for regulating and overseeing the use of gametes… Read more

Moving your frozen eggs, sperm, or embryos

Many patients come to CRGH, concerned not only about preserving their fertility through freezing their eggs, sperm, or embryos but also about what happens to these frozen gametes/embryos once that procedure is done. So, what’s the story? Frozen eggs, sperm,… Read more

My CRGH Story – Female, 44, London

“Walking into the CRGH for the first time I knew I was in safe hands. It had come highly recommended by my sister who was having treatment there. She now has a delightful little boy who was born as a… Read more

Exciting new research project needs you!

UCL’s Institute for Women’s Health are working on a research project about gamete donation. If you have had donor treatment or donated your eggs/sperm then please spare 3 minutes to complete an anonymous survey. This study is aiming to explore… Read more

How to become a patient at CRGH Fertility Clinic

The decision to seek fertility treatments is never an easy one. There are so many things to consider and a couple having trouble conceiving or maintaining a pregnancy should really weigh their options before pursuing the next step. However, once… Read more

A long road: the first baby born without the BRCA-1 genetic fault

You may already know that one of our crowning achievements here at CRGH was our involvement in the birth of the first baby in the UK to have been born without the BRCA-1 gene. What you may not know is… Read more

A look at social reasons for fertility preservation

Dr. Wael Saab believes strongly in the freedom that fertility preservation provides patients, women in particular. Just a few years ago, fertility preservation was reserved for patients for medical reasons only – usually those undergoing cancer treatments that would otherwise… Read more

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