February 16, 2009

IVF not entirely safe

The New York Times is reporting that in vitro fertilization (IVF) may not be as safe as typically assumed:
...some studies indicate that there may be some abnormal patterns of gene expression associated with IVF and a possible increase in rare but devastating genetic disorders that appear to be directly linked to those unusual gene expression patterns. There also appears to be an increased risk of premature birth and of babies with low birth weight for their gestational age.
Entire article.

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