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First test-tube baby born after new, cheaper genome screening

LONDON (Reuters) - The first test-tube baby to come from an embryo screened for genetic defects using a new, low-cost technique that could improve in-vitro fertilization success rates was born last month and is a healthy boy. Full story

Meet first commercially cloned horse

  In 2006, a Texas company called ViaGen impregnated a mare with a cloned embryo produced from the DNA of Royal Blue Boon, an animal that earned its owner hundreds of thousands of dollars in competition.

Bed rest after IVF doesn't help

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bed rest immediately after an in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure, despite being common practice, did not help women ultimately have a baby in a new study. Full story

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UK may OK creating babies with DNA from 3 people

Can Baby Turtles Pick Their Own Sex?

Human Cloning? Stem Cell Advance Reignites Ethics Debate

Could Humans Be Cloned?

British team hails new embryo selection method for IVF success

Why Shark Embryos Gobble Each Other Up In Utero

Embryos of World's Most Endangered Cat Preserved for 1st Time

Baby sharks detect predators' electric fields

Live births may even predate dinosaurs

Early Embryo's Odd Behavior Reveals Chances of Miscarriage

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  New IVF technology offers dramatic results

The EmbryoScope is helping doctors best determine which embryos offer the best chance at becoming healthy babies, and new research indicates this process could raise live birthrates by 50 percent or more. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

  New hope for couples trying to conceive

EmbryoScope, an incubator that takes high-resolution pictures of an embryo’s development, is allowing doctors to better see which embryos have the best chance at becoming healthy babies. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

  EmbryoScope allows 'continuous imaging of the embryo as it grows’

Nina Desai, Ph.D., a researcher at the Cleveland Clinic, says with the EmbryoScope, “You’re looking at real-time imaging of embryos as they develop. You can look at 12 embryos at a time without removing the embryo from the safety of the incubator itself.”

  Preview: 'Inconceivable'

Carolyn becomes pregnant following an in-vitro fertilization procedure, only to learn that the wrong embryos were transferred.  Now she's pregnant with another couple's very wanted child.  'Inconceivable' airs Sunday, January 6th at 7pm/6c.

  New test helps prevent IVF miscarriages

A new technology which tests embryos before implanting significantly improves the chances of successful IVF pregnancies. KNBC's Dr. Bruce Hensel reports.

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