Clinics to grow human eggs

A major advance in fertility treatment is signalled today as doctors unveil details of a technique that will allow human eggs to be grown in the laboratory from ovarian tissue samples.

The procedure, which is being pioneered by two British fertility clinics, involves taking a piece of ovary tissue from a woman and “banking” it in a laboratory until she is ready to start a family.

It would allow career women, or those waiting to meet the right partner, to delay motherhood for years.

It could also eliminate many of the health risks associated with IVF treatment. It is expected to be offered to patients within five years.

Source:  Telegraph

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