EMBRYOS

  • INVO steals the baby thunder from IVF tehniques March 9, 2009

    New Delhi: While the medical world and society debate over whether expensive procedures like IVF are really required for enhancing a couples chances to conceive, here comes a new technique called INVO. It is not only far less expensive, it also requires far more basic infrastructure as compared to IVF....
  • How life begins: First hours of embryo captured October 10, 2008

    London: A new highpowered microscope has allowed scientists to watch a zebrafish develop from a single cell into an embryo with a beating heart, the first time this has been possible in vertebrates, researchers said on Thursday. They created a threedimensional digital reconstruction of the tiny, developing fish, which may...
  • Scientists create parthuman, partanimal embryos April 3, 2008

    London: Researchers at Newcastle University have announced the successful creation of parthuman, partanimal hybrid embryos for the first time in the UK. The novel discovery is expected to create a furore, as the breakthrough comes just a month before MPs are to debate the future of such research, which has been...
  • Scientists make embryos with DNA from 3 parents February 6, 2008

    London: British scientists say they have created human embryos containing DNA from two women and a man in a procedure that researchers hope might be used one day to produce embryos free of inherited diseases. Though the preliminary research has raised concerns about the possibility of genetically modified babies,...
  • Dolly's creator abandons cloning November 17, 2007

    London: Professor Ian Wilmut, Creator of the sheep Dolly has decided to shun cloning, leaving the scientific world in a state of shock. His decision to turn his back on therapeutic cloning came some days after researchers in the United States had announced a breakthrough in the cloning of primates. Professor...
  • Brit scientists get go ahead to create hybrid embryos September 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Scientists in Britain have been given the green light in principal to create humananimal embryos created for medical research. Capping a monthlong scientific and ethics review, British regulators said on Thursday that they are prepared to allow the creation of embryos that are part human and part animal for...
  • Now, order a baby of specific looks January 18, 2007

    New Delhi: How would you like your baby to look like? This would have sounded a strange question just twothree years back. But today, embryo banks in the West are actually allowing wouldbe parents to select their child's characteristics over the Internet and "order" a "designer baby". This means, the prospective...
  • Stem cells created, embryos undestroyed August 24, 2006

    New York: In a significant development, biologists here have developed a technique for establishing colonies of stem cells without destroying human embryos. This method, if confirmed in other laboratories, would seem to remove the principal objection to the research, said the New York Times, reporting the finding by researchers at...