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Expert reaction to first baby born to cancer patient from eggs matured in the lab and frozen

1 month ago   |   By Science Media Centre

A case study, published in Annals of Oncology , reports on the birth of the first baby to be born to a cancer patient from an immature egg that was matured in the laboratory, frozen, then thawed and fertilised five years later.
Prof Joyce Harper, Professor in Human Genetics and Embryology, University College London , said:
“For the first time, the French group have combined two existing technologies. In vitro maturation of human eggs and vitrification of mature eggs used together in a cancer patient will ensure that these patients have another option to retain their fertility.”
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First baby is born through new egg-freezing technique

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Cancer patient's immature eggs were collected, matured in lab and frozen for use five years on A woman who was left infertile by cancer treatment has given birth to a baby after her immature eggs were collected, matured in a lab and frozen for use five years later. Fertility specialists at Antoine Béclère University hospital in Clamart near Paris said the healthy boy, named Jules, was the first baby to be born through the new procedure.
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