Jean Purdy, the world's first embryologist, should be celebrated as IVF's third pioneer, says the British Fertility Society (BFS).
It has called for her work to be recognised on the 40th anniversary of IVF (in vitro fertilisation) next year, alongside that of her colleagues Sir Robert Edwards and Dr Patrick Steptoe.
An existing drug has been shown to protect eggs from radiation and chemotherapy damage in mice.
The scientists involved in the study hope this treatment could one day be used to prevent women who undergo cancer treatments from becoming infertile. Currently, egg freezing is their only option.
A new imaging technique can help assess the quality of early-stage embryos.
Termed hyperspectral imaging, the technique could one day improve IVF success rates by providing an objective assessment of embryo health, which currently depends on the opinion and experience of the clinician.
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Treatment costs for IVF may be coming down in Australia as a result of a price war between fertility clinics.
Lower IVF success rates have been linked to flame retardants commonly found in household items.
The findings come from the first study to look for an association between organophosphate flame retardants (PFRs) and reproductive outcomes in women.
A man is being investigated in the Netherlands after claims he fathered over 100 children through sperm donation.
A protein that controls removal of male reproductive tissue in female mice embryos has been discovered.
The protein is critical to the correct growth of the female reproductive system, and overturns the longstanding theory that development of the female reproductive system is a passive process which spontaneously occurs when the male hormone androgen is not present.