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English Fertility Center Swaps Stem Cells For Discounts

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The friendly folks at the Newcastle Fertility Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, England would be glad to give you a 50% discount on in-vitro fertilization.

That'll save you about $3,000 (about £1,500), but there's a catch: You have to agree to give half of your eggs to the North-East England Stem Cell Institute. The institute will use the eggs to create embryos for stem cell research, the FT reports.

The institute has been asking women who have more than a dozen eggs collected during IVF to donate two eggs to research. They've been able to gather 66 eggs that way in seven months, but it's not enough to support the institute's projects. Now the group has set aside about $300,000 to subsidize IVF for women aged 21 to 35 who are infertile and are willing to cut a deal.

Read the whole story at Wall Street Journal