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Chrissy Teigen's Latest Twitter Fight Involves Embryos

Pregnant supermodel puts haters in their place on Twitter

(Newser) - Turns out a lot of people don't understand how IVF works, a fact Chrissy Teigen recently learned after explaining to People why she and husband John Legend chose to implant a female embryo for her first pregnancy. As Mary Elizabeth Williams points out on Salon , Twitter exploded after the... More »

Woman Has Baby Using Embryo Frozen 18 Years

Kelly Burke makes history with embryo adoption, birth

(Newser) - Kelly Burke, now 45, struggled with infertility before deciding to adopt an embryo in order to have a child—and not just any embryo, but one frozen 18 years ago. A couple in Oregon who went through IVF to have twins in 1994 (themselves using donated eggs) had decided to... More »

Baby Born From Embryo Frozen in 1990

Sets new record; previous was 13 years

(Newser) - Thanks to IVF, a baby conceived 20 years ago was just recently born. The baby boy sets a new record for the longest-frozen human embryo to result in a live birth, the Telegraph reports. The previous record was 13 years. The chain of events for this baby’s birth began... More »

Professional Group Expels Octomom Doc

Reproductive medicine society says Kamrava was out of line

(Newser) - Michael Kamrava, the fertility doctor who twice implanted six embryos into octomom Nadya Suleman (two embryos reportedly split into twins), has been kicked out of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. The society recommends no more than two embryos for women under 35, to reduce the risk of multiple births;... More »

Experts Blast Clone Doc's Claims, Credibility, Ethics

Zavos' claim to have implanted human clones scorned by fertility experts

(Newser) - A fertility doctor who claims to have implanted cloned human embryos into several women is being denounced as an unscrupulous publicity hound by leading figures in his field, the Independent reports. Panayiotis Zavos has failed to make his work available for review by his peers, the experts charge, and his... More »

US Doc Boasts He Implanted 11 Human Clones

'The cloned child is coming,' says controversial physician

(Newser) - A controversial American fertility doctor is boasting that he cloned 14 human embryos and implanted 11 of them them into women, reports the Independent. None of the tranfers led to a viable pregnancy. A documentary filmmaker recorded the procedures involving four women who had hoped to become the first mothers... More »

Georgia Bill Would Make Implanted Octuplets a Crime

Lawmakers seek to cap number of embryos

(Newser) - Lawmakers in Georgia have introduced a bill to ban some of the fertility procedures that gave Nadya Suleman her octuplets, reports the Wall Street Journal. The bill—partly drafted by a state pro-life group—would limit to three the number of embryos that can be implanted in women over 40,... More »

Story-Pitching Octuplets Mom: 'Show Me the Money'

Mom seeking $2M for tale

(Newser) - The single mom who gave birth to octuplets to increase her brood to 14 is seeking $2 million to tell her story, reports the Times of London. Nadya Suleman, 33, plans to negotiate with Oprah and Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer. She is also seeking diaper sponsorship and other lucrative... More »

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