Human eggs grown to maturity in lab, signals breakthrough in fertility treatment

Human eggs grown to maturity in lab, signals breakthrough in fertility treatment

Scientists have grown human egg cells to full maturity in the lab in a potential breakthrough for fertility treatment, they announced in a study published on Friday. Researchers in New York and Edinburgh developed a new method to grow eggs from very early-stage cells obtained from ovary tissue, a team reported in the journal Molecular Human Reproduction. The eggs were grown to the point at which they could be fertilised. This had previously been achieved with mouse egg cells, while human eggs had been successfully cultivated starting from a much…

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Gold Hits 13-month Top On Firm Euro As ECB Signals Rate Cut End

Gold Hits 13-month Top On Firm Euro As ECB Signals Rate Cut End

Manila: Gold climbed to a 13-month high on Friday before pulling back slightly, as the euro hovered near a three-week peak against the dollar after the European Central Bank signalled it was done reducing interest rates for now. After rolling out bold measures to boost the euro zone economies, including increased asset buying and a deeper cut to deposit rates, ECB President Mario Draghi on Thursday signalled there would be no further rate cuts. Spot gold rose as far as $1,282.51 an ounce, its strongest since Feb. 3, 2015, and…

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