Minister for Health Leo Varadkar deserves credit for this first step towards much-needed regulation on assisted human reproduction. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Whatever views there are about the Government’s plans to legislate for assisted human reproduction, it can’t be accused of rushing the issue.Louise Br(...)

David Cameron: “I know what parents go through when they are concerned about these issues”

The United Kingdom will become the first country in the world to legalise the creation of so-called “three-parent IVF babies”, following a House of (...)

In some cases, IVF is not needed, say the researchers, since couples simply need more time, as “an observational study showed that 95 per cent of 350 couples planning a first pregnancy conceive within 24 months”.

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) to help couples to have children is being increasingly employed on “weak” grounds, while children born through it are at (...)

 Cambridge physiologist Dr Robert Edwards pictured holding the world's first test tube baby Louise Joy Brown at Oldham General Hospital, Lancashire. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Nobel prize-winning IVF pioneer Professor Sir Robert Edwards has died, aged 87. Prof Edwards was one of two fertility experts whose work (...)