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New techniques improve IVF success rates

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 0 comments

Life size model of baby at 8 weeks after conception. Stock Photo credit: lumix2004
Life size model of baby at 8 weeks after conception
Scientists from Yale University, US, have developed a new technique to improve IVF efficiency from a current success rate of around 34 per cent, to more than 80 per cent in a pilot study.

Fertility clinics usually study newly fertilized embryos under a microscope to determine if they are developing in a normal way and to see which seem the most likely to successfully implant.

Emre Seli and his team have developed a more advanced method of analyzing which embryos are healthy by studying cell metabolism

Read more: Bionews.org.uk

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
A Matter of Trust: The Guide to Gestational SurrogacyA Matter of Trust: The Guide to Gestational Surrogacy
by Gail Dutton

-- Published in 1997, this book is a step-by-step guide to surrogate parenting.

It discusses finding and working with a surrogate, what a surrogate program provides, what to include in the contracts, recommended testing for potential surrogates, detailed costs for each item related to surrogacy, the medical procedure, medications and their side effects, embryo cryo-preservation, demographics of surrogates and surrogate couples and the effects of surrogacy upon children.

One chapter outlines the laws in U.S. states and in Israel, South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, France, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Russia. Jewish law also is discussed, along with the views of several Christian denominations and other religions regarding surrogacy.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
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