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Embryo ‘health check’ could improve IVF chances

A new test developed by Oxford scientists could tell couples within 24 hours if they will ever be able to have a baby through IVF and improve success rates. Dr Dagan Wells from Oxford University, who led the research, said: “I think it offers the possibility of enhancing success rates of IVF, allowing couples to get … Read more

New chromosome counting technique

The first babies have now been born in the UK using a new technique pioneered at Oxford University to select the best embryos for IVF. The advance could bring hope to many British couples struggling to have a child and going through many cycles of IVF treatment. The technique used called microarray CGH with IVF … Read more

New IVF treatment pioneered in Oxford

The first babies have now been born in the UK using a new technique pioneered at Oxford University to select the best embryos for IVF. The advance could bring hope to many British couples struggling to have a child and going through many cycles of IVF treatment. George and Helen Ashton from Gloucestershire are thought … Read more

New Oxford institute will be a centre of excellence for research into fertility & reproduction

The Institute for Reproductive Sciences – a new centre for cutting-edge research into causes of infertility and assisted reproduction techniques such as IVF – has opened on the Oxford Business Park in Cowley. The £3 million development brings together under one roof the University of Oxford’s world-class research in reproductive medicine; the Oxford Fertility Unit, … Read more