Human eggs grown in the lab | 2017

Human eggs have been grown from scratch in a lab for the first time in a “breakthrough” which promises hope for infertile women.

British scientists removed egg cells from ovary tissue at their earliest stage of development and grew them to the point at which they were ready for fertilisation.

Once developed, the pioneering technique should transform the ease with which women can undergo IVF by simply requiring a small tissue biopsy rather than traumatic rounds of hormone-triggered ovulation.

It also promises to preserve the fertility of women undergoing aggressive cancer treatment, many of whom are currently left barron if they are unable to freeze their eggs.

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