September 8, 2013

Scientists test simpler, cheaper IVF method


LONDON — Since the first test-tube baby was born more than three decades ago, in vitro fertilization has evolved into a highly sophisticated lab procedure. Now, scientists are going back to basics and testing a simpler and cheaper method.

In the West, many would-be parents spend thousands of dollars for IVF, which involves pricey incubators and extensive screening. But European and American scientists say a simplified version of the entire procedure aimed at developing countries could be done for about $265 with generic fertility drugs and basic lab equipment that would fit inside a shoebox.

Read more...Scientists test simpler, cheaper IVF method

No comments:

Post a Comment

Mashable!

Crave: The Gadget Blog

PCWorld Latest Technology News

CNET TV: Laptops

Blog Archive

Recent Comments