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Study: ‘Why is it so hard for humans to have a baby?’

New research by a scientist at the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath, England, suggests that “selfish chromosomes” explain why most human embryos die very early on. The study, published in PLoS Biology, explaining why fish embryos are … Continue reading

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Placenta development finding could aid in fertility treatment

The first stages of placental development take place days before the embryo starts to form in human pregnancies. The finding highlights the importance of healthy placental development in pregnancy, and could lead to future improvements in fertility treatments such as … Continue reading

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New technique could provide ‘egg health’ indicators

Using the power of single-cell analysis, researchers at the Babraham Institute in the U.K. have assessed the effects of age on egg cells (oocytes) in mice, particularly looking to identify genomic and epigenetic factors that relate to reduced developmental competence. … Continue reading

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Researchers get a better look at human embryo implantation

A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in China has used single-cell sequencing to learn more about the human embryo during implantation in the uterus. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes sequencing thousands of human … Continue reading

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Preventing inherited diseases

For women and men who carry rare, inherited genetic disease, the decision to have children comes with a heavy burden: will they pass that disease on to their offspring? But research out of the Reproductive Genetics Institute in Chicago offers … Continue reading

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