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In November, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a paper reporting that babies conceived with IVF, or with a technique in which sperm are injected directly into eggs, have a slightly increased risk of several birth defects, including a hole between the two chambers of the heart, a cleft lip or palate, an improperly developed esophagus and a malformed rectum.
The findings are considered preliminary, and researchers say they believe IVF does not carry excessive risks. There is a 3 percent chance that any given baby will have a birth defect.
Full story: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090217/ZNYT04/902173011/0/NEWS4520?Title=Picture_Emerging_on_Genetic_Risks_of_IVF
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