IVF

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.

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

What are the hurdles of starting IVF treatment?

At The CRGH, we offer a wide range of fertility treatments from the simple procedure of intrauterine insemination to the most complicated in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Regardless of what treatment you’ll require, there… Read more

5 things no one tells you about IVF

You have to ‘shut off’ your reproductive system before you even start IVF. The first medication you take brings on a temporary menopause. And along with that can go all the relevant symptoms – headaches, night sweats, hot flushes, over-emotional episodes…. Read more

Natural cycle IVF as a treatment for ovarian function issues

For many women struggling with infertility, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) can be the answer to their problem. However, the IVF treatment that most people know about involves taking a number of oral medications and injections to stimulate the ovaries into… Read more

Premier succès pour une nouvelle technique de fécondation in vitro

Fécondation in vitro par injection de l’ADN d’un spermatozoïde dans un ovocyte. | A162/Fertility Institutes C’est un « premier succès » pour une méthode de fécondation in vitro (FIV) qui pourrait bousculer la lutte contre les maladies génétiques. Lire l’article… Read more

IVF technique that tests embryos for genetic discorders has first success

Photograph: Image Broker/Rex Features Using the karyomapping technique, the couple have standard IVF treatment to create a set of embryos which are then biopsied. Published in The Guardian, national UK newspaper, July 2014. Read full article here.