Egg donation on the increase

According to an article in USA Today, more U.S. women are attempting to have children using eggs donated by other women and taking home healthy babies as a result.

Fertility clinics reported 18,306 procedures using fresh or frozen donated eggs in 2010, up from 10,801 in 2000, according to the study published online by the Journal of the American …

Eggs made in the laboratory…in mice

An article in the October 5, 2012 Wall Street Journal reports that Japanese scientists have made mouse eggs capable of being fertilized.

The experiment completes a long-sought quest in reproductive biology: to make sperm and eggs in a lab dish. A year ago, the same core group of scientists at Kyoto University created healthy mouse sperm in the lab.


New study claims ovarian stem cells can create new eggs

Researchers say they have extracted stem cells from human ovaries and made them generate new egg cells. The advance, as reported in the New York Times, if confirmed, might provide a new source of eggs for treating infertility, though scientists say it is far too early to tell if the work holds such promise.

Women are born with a complement of egg …

The future of egg donation-egg banks

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.

 whanEgg donation has been a clinical …

Donor eggs and salmonella

Q. How much of a danger is salomonella to recipients of egg donation?

A. No more than the average person.

Q. Then why are FDA inspectors spending their time in IVF centers monitoring egg donation records while members of the public are dying from salmonella infection?

A. It's because a well-meaning Congress assigned the FDA to monitor the infectious disease …