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CANCELLED The pioneering history of IVF from the PND* Laboratory, Cambridge: 1976-2016, and what we know now!

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Human IVF today is an international scientific endeavour, a global industry, and it all began at the Physiology Department over 40 years ago! The clinical imperative derives from 15% of the population of reproductive age having fertility problems. The scientific interest, however, emanates from the fascination of human conception and its relationship to the inefficiency of the preimplantation embryo, miscarriage, its developmental biology and its role in generating medicinal embryonic stem cells. The IVF revolution has redefined families and challenged the whole notion of human procreation; and we are just at the beginning…...

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