Plans for three-parent IVF babies a step closer after fertility watchdog gives the go-ahead


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Plans for three-parent IVF babies a step closer after fertility watchdog gives the go-ahead Technique uses two eggs to stop transfer of genetic diseases to the childBut critics have labelled it 'Frankenscience', with unknown side effects Fertility watchdog today advised the Government on how to move forward By Fiona Macrae and Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 12:00 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:19 GMT, 21 March 2013 Britain could become the first country to sanction the creation of babies with three parents.

Risk of developing asthma doubles among children conceived after fertility treatment


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Risk of developing asthma doubles among children conceived after fertility treatment IVF children were also twice as likely to develop wheezing and up to four times more likely to have taken anti-asthma medicine by the age of fiveResearchers from Oxford University are the first to conduct a UK study of asthma after IVF conceptions Explanations might include the severity of the infertility and the role played by treatment | UPDATED: 01:36 GMT, 6 December 2012 Having fertility treatment doubles the chances of a child developing asthma, say researchers.

Could a problematic gene be the key to solving infertility problems?


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Could a rogue gene be to blame for infertility problems Chromosomes must 'huddle' together to ensure an egg’s healthy development and fertilisationBut when the gene SRPK is missing, they cannot do this, say Edinburgh scientists By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:57 GMT, 26 November 2012 | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 26 November 2012 Scientists have identified a gene which could help solve the problem of infertility in humans.

British women fly to U.S to choose gender of their baby


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Do you want a girl or a boy British women fly to U.S to choose gender of their baby Gender selection is banned in the UK under the 1990 Human Fertilisation and Embryology ActOne doctor says he sees 40 British couples a year who want to pick the sex of their next baby | UPDATED: 07:53 GMT, 29 August 2012 Dozens of British women are flying to the America every year and paying thousands of pounds to choose the sex of their baby, it has emerged.

Third of women with right to IVF rejected by "clueless" GPs


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Third of women with right to IVF rejected by GPs who don't know enough about fertility treatment | UPDATED: 03:55 GMT, 28 August 2012 One out of three women with right to In Vitro Fertilisation on the NHS are denied the treatment One in three women are being refused IVF on the NHS even though they have the right to treatment, a report has found.

Mohamed Taranissi: IVF doctor offers fertility scans at Champneys spa


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Controversial IVF doctor offers fertility scans at luxury spa | UPDATED: 21:04 GMT, 28 July 2012 Controversial: IVF doctor Mohammed Taranissi Britain’s most controversial IVF doctor is to offer fertility treatment at a luxury spa.

Women who drink five cups of coffee a day "halve" their chance of successful IVF treatment


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Women who drink five cups of coffee a day 'halve' their chance of successful IVF treatment Drinking five or more cups of coffee 'reduces clinical pregnancy rate by 50% and the live birth rate by 40%' | UPDATED: 10:18 GMT, 3 July 2012 Women who drink five or more cups of coffee a day halve their chance of successful IVF treatment, according to a study.

Number of IVF babies passes 5m worldwide with demand for techniques still rising


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Number of IVF babies passes 5m worldwide with demand for techniques still rising | UPDATED: 00:51 GMT, 2 July 2012 Five million babies have been born using IVF since the world’s first in 1978, according to estimates.

The 25m IVF doctor: Clinic"s profits fuel criticism of the "human life industry"


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The 25m IVF doctor: Clinic's profits fuel criticism of the 'human life industry' | UPDATED: 22:02 GMT, 13 May 2012 A controversial fertility doctor has raked in 25million in a single year.

Fertility drugs "more than double the chances of children developing leukaemia"


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Fertility drugs 'more than double the chances of children developing leukaemia' | UPDATED: 06:10 GMT, 24 April 2012 Risk: A study has found that fertility drugs can more than double the chances of children born to mothers who struggle to get pregnant developing leukaemia (posed by model) Fertility drugs can more than double the chances of children born to mothers who struggle to get pregnant developing leukaemia, a study has shown.


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