UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

The team at the Francis Crick Institute are unravelling the mysteries of the earliest moments of life. Understanding what happens after a sperm fertilises an egg could lead to ways of improving IVF or explain why some women miscarry. Read More.

CRGH Fertility MythBusters

Myth: the most common causes of infertility are related to female causes! Buster: in only 40% of cases a female factor is identified. Male related infertility is the cause in 30 to 40% and the rest are unexplained.

World’s 1st ‘Test-Tube’ Baby and America’s 1st IVF Baby Meet for the 1st Time.

When they were born, Louise Brown and Elizabeth Carr graced the front pages of newspapers and the covers of magazines worldwide, and their parents were flooded with requests to appear on television with everyone from Phil Donahue to Oprah Winfrey. Read… Read more

CRGH Fertility Tips

People with inheritable conditions like early onset Alzheimers, thalassemia , cystic fibrosis …would benefit from PGD to avoid passing their conditions on to their children.

‘Geneticists saved my daughter’s beautiful eyes’

Mum’s joy as little girl is born without inheriting cruel cancer that took her right eye. CRGH is absolutely delighted with the outcome for Rachael.. Read the story

CRGH Fertility Facts

In women under 30, 1 in 10 pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Those aged 35-39, up to 2 in 10 pregnancies will end in miscarriage.

CRGH Fertility MythsBusters

Myth : Exercise during pregnancy is a cause of miscarriage. Buster : Exercise is not a cause of miscarriage but discuss with your GP or midwife what type and amount of exercise is suitable for you during pregnancy

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

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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

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