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Doctors develop $260 test-tube baby system

Belgian doctors have developed a low-cost version of test-tube baby technology for use in developing countries, where sophisticated Western systems are unaffordable for most couples.   The researchers said on Mon

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UK plans world's first go-ahead for '3-parent' babies

Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial "three-parent" fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children.

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'Test tube baby' pioneer Robert Edwards dies

  Robert Edwards, a British Nobel prize-winning scientist known as the father of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) for pioneering the development of "test tube babies", died on Wednesday aged 87 after a long illness, his uni

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DHA unit to sponsor fertility treatments

The Dubai Gynecology and Fertility Centre (DGFC), a highly specialised centre of the Dubai health Authority (DHA), will sponsor fertility treatments needed by Emirati couples who are facing infertility problems. Known as the &lsqu

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Bahrain in new bid to check genetic disorders

About 15,000 new-born babies at two of Bahrain's main hospitals will be screened for genetic and metabolic disorders within the next two years, said a senior official. Led by diagnostic services managing director Dr Jamal Golbahar of n

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IVF success for Bahrain hospital

Twin Bahraini boys are the first babies to be born through the Bahrain Specialist Hospital's (BSH) In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) programme. Faris and Saif Yacoob were born on October 15 at the hospital in Juffair. Faris weighed in a

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