Simon Fishel

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An undated picture shows a magnification of a lab-grown fully matured human egg ready for fertilization. Handout via Doctor David Albertini/University of Edinburgh/Reuters

Human eggs have been fully grown in a laboratory for the first time, in what scientists hope could be a breakthrough in improving fertility treatment.(...)

The authors suggest giving women Vitamin B3 (niacin) supplements before and during pregnancy could significantly cut the rate of miscarriages and congenital malformations globally. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Scientists in Australia have identified a major cause of miscarriages and multiple birth defects that could change the way women prepare for pregnancy(...)

 Shoukhrat Mitalipov was a senior author on a study  detailing how scientists have for the first time successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a serious disease-causing mutation. Photograph: Leah Nash/The New York Times

Ireland is ill-prepared to deal with the ethical and legal concerns raised by the increasing ability of scientists to edit human genes, according to a(...)

This recent study isn’t the first piece of scientific evidence to highlight downsides of delaying fatherhood. Photograph: Getty Images

In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale – currently being dramatised on Channel 4 – it is forbidden to suggest that a man could (...)

Martha McHale, with her daughter, Molly, and granddaughter, Mila: “I’m a granny while my friends are going for IVF.” Photograph: Alan Betson

For several years experts have been doing their best to hurry women into motherhood. Hardly a week goes by without some warning about chromosomal dis(...)

Pregnancy:   we should ask  why Irish women feel unable to have children earlier. Photograph: jupiterimages.com

On Monday, an Irish Times article headlined Irish women advised to start having babies younger elicited an uncommonly passionate response from readers(...)

The aim was to replace defective mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) that may have condemned the child to Leigh syndrome, a fatal disorder affecting the developing nervous system.

Fertility doctors using a technique developed to eliminate inherited disease have helped a woman deliver the first baby with three genetic parents. T(...)

Professor Simon Fishel, president of the Care fertility group, said: “This case is important and highlights a future direction of human reproductive technologies. Photograph: Getty Images

A woman who had her ovarian tissue removed and frozen following a childhood illness has made history by giving birth after having her fertility restor(...)

The three-parent technique  uses a small amount of DNA from a female donor to prevent mothers passing on genetic disorders such as muscular dystrophy and heart conditions

At least one Irish clinic says it will have the capacity to offer a controversial new procedure that allows doctors create IVF babies using genetic ma(...)