Posts Tagged ‘embryos’

Researchers grow human embryos in lab up to 13 days old

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Researchers have broken the record for growing human embryos in a laboratory, prompting a lament in the Vatican’s newspaper. Two teams of researchers in the United Kingdom and the United States grew embryos until they were 13 days old. The embryos were kept alive and active beyond the stage when they would naturally implant in a mother’s Read more

Thousands of frozen NZ embryos set to be discarded

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Thousands of embryos, sperm and eggs frozen in New Zealand will be discarded in November as the legal limit for their storage expires. Institutions that don’t comply will face a $20,000 fine. A time limit was set by legislators 10 years ago. From November 21, institutions like fertility clinics will not be able to keep Read more

UK to create IVF babies with three people’s DNA

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

The United Kingdom looks set to become the first country in the world to allow the creation of IVF babies using DNA from three people. The government said it would draft regulations to allow human embryos to be created in this way to avoid mitochondrial diseases. But the director of Human Genetics Alert, called the Read more

Human cloning used to produce stem cells

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Catholic and pro-life spokespeople have expressed concern at an announcement by United States scientists that they have successfully converted human skin cells into embryonic stem cells. Oregon Health & Science University scientists said they had used cloning techniques to create human embryos, 21 of whom they were able to sustain to the point at which stem Read more