CARE’s chief embryologist Alison Campbell explains the benefits of time-lapse imaging
Time-lapse imaging which takes thousands of pictures of developing embryos can boost the success rate of IVF, according to British research. The method, reported in Reproductive BioMedicine Online, can be used to select embryos at low risk of defects.
Should genetically modified human embryos be allowed?
Following the news that the controversial fertility treatment developed in the UK Newcastle University – which could eradicate incurable inherited diseases – had the public’s backing, UK chief medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, has announced that draft regulations will be published within months. Professor Dame Sally Davies predicts that couples affected by mitochondrial disease could benefit from the treatment within two years, enabling them to have healthy children.