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CRGH To Train New Embryologists

The Scientist Training Program (STP) is the route for training as a Clinical Scientist in embryology in England and Wales. There are currently very few Centres within the UK that are accredited to train embryologists and that meet the very… Read more

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

‘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

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

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

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

Fertility preservation: how and why

In recent years, the topic of fertility preservation has come up more and more. At CRGH, we do offer fertility preservation for both men and women, but what does this mean? Fertility preservation helps patients retain their fertility for a… Read more

Emotional ramifications of fertility treatments

At CRGH, we know that having a baby, for some couples, is an overwhelming need. A natural urge that only becomes stronger when a couple wants to have a child but experiences difficulty conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term…. Read more

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