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# Embryos

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Chinese baby born four years after parents died in car crash
“He’s always smiling,” the baby’s grandmother said.
Human eggs grown in lab for first time raise hopes for new fertility treatments
The lead researcher called it a “very exciting” development.
Scientists fix disease genes in human embryos for the first time
Just over 72% of the embryos ended up being free of a heart disease-causing mutation.
Here’s why you might be seeing stories about Sofia Vergara being ‘sued by her embryos’
The suit alleges that not allowing the embryos to be born is “depriving them of their inheritance”.
"In theory you could do anything you wanted with a human embryo in Ireland"
A new, controversial embryo-growth breakthrough could help science in the study of infertility. However, fears abound that the research breaches ethical guidelines.
Sofia Vergara "doing the right thing" by refusing her ex custody of frozen embryos
She is engaged to fellow actor Joe Manganiello.
Sofia Vergara's ex-fiance starts legal battle to use couples' frozen embryos
“This is not just about saving lives; it is also about being pro-parent.”
New UK rules could allow embryos to be created from three people
This would allow mothers to prevent passing on genetic diseases.
Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses?
A new bill will allow for payments to surrogate mothers but doctors have said these donors should also be paid expenses. What do you think?
Scientists create human stem cells by cloning for first time
The breakthrough is one of the most significant developments since Dolly the sheep – and could potentially be used to help diseases like Parkinson’s and MS.
Frozen - over fresh - embryos may improve IVF success
Senior clinical embryologist at Beacon Court in Dublin welcomes the new research stating embryo freezing and waiting for a better conditioned womb linings may be the way forward.
Russian police find 250 foetuses dumped in mountain woods
The foetuses – stored in four vats – were probably aborted later than is legally allowed under Russian law.
Column: In the future, stem cells will take people out of wheelchairs
Martin Codyre was left paralysed from the shoulders down by an accident. He believes regenerative medicine could offer him a cure – but says ‘miracle’ scams are taking vital funds away from patients.
Israeli family given permission to extract eggs of deceased daughter
The groundbreaking ruling has set a precedent in Israel, after the family of a woman who was killed in a car accident were granted permission to remove her eggs.