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Do Fertility Treatments Cause Birth Defects? Researchers Find Answers

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 05.07.2012 | Parents

-- Test-tube babies have higher rates of birth defects, and doctors have long wondered: Is it because of certain fertility treatments or infertility ...

How to Tame Wild Sperm

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 06.30.2012 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

I whacked sperm the other day. In a scientific sort of way. I was in an embryology lab using a microscope to spot them and a skinny pipette to bop them on their heads. My job: to stop a few sperm in their tracks as if I were a real embryologist capturing one and cramming it into an egg.