Now that Britain has legalized three-parent IVF, it's time for other countries to follow suit. As noted by Tom Solomon in The Guardian, "It's mind-boggling that some people are against a medical advance that will prevent mitochondrial disease from occurring." Critics warn that it could lead to so-called "designer… » 2/04/15 4:00pm 2/04/15 4:00pm

Babies With 'Three' Parents Are About To Become A Reality In Britain

The U.K. is set to be the first country in the world to legalize a controversial three-parent reproductive technique. » 12/18/14 4:00pm 12/18/14 4:00pm

Should The Government Pay For Your Fertility Treatments?

The government of Ontario recently announced that it's going to start providing limited coverage for in vitro fertilization, making it the third Canadian province to do so. But is assisted reproduction something states should be paying for? » 4/11/14 12:40pm 4/11/14 12:40pm

Controversial fertility treatment requiring three genetic parents given…

A number of years ago we reported on how a "three-person IVF" procedure could be used to stop serious conditions from being passed from mother to child. The prospect caused serious concern among many scientists and ethicists. But now the BBC is reporting that a bioethics council is green-lighting the treatment. » 6/12/12 1:44pm 6/12/12 1:44pm

More than 55 out of every 100 Mississippi voters agree: fertilized eggs…

Yesterday afternoon, voters in Mississippi took to the polls to vote on Initiative 26 — aka "the Personhood amendment." The ballot measure proposed to amend the state's constitution to redefine "person" to mean "every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof." If approved, the… » 11/09/11 6:30am 11/09/11 6:30am

The secrets of throbbing mouse eggs

Researchers can now determine if newly-fertilized mouse eggs will produce healthy offspring simply by observing them. Their findings may have implications for improving the rate of conception in couples undergoing in vitro fertilization, many of whom can only afford to perform the expensive procedure once or twice. » 8/10/11 10:39am 8/10/11 10:39am