Saturday, 10 February 2018

Human eggs grown in the lab for the first time in important fertility 'breakthrough'

Human eggs grown in the lab for the first time in important fertility 'breakthrough'

Human eggs with the potential to become fertilised embryos have been grown in a laboratory for the first time in a breakthrough that could unlock future fertility treatments. In a landmark development, scientists have been able to replicate the process where egg cells mature in the ovaries outside of the body. Using strips of ovarian tissue removed in a biopsy, it represents an advance on IVF (in vitro fertilisation), where a mature egg is fused with a sperm in the lab and the fertilised embryo is implanted.

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