Fertility startup Darwin Life is going to begin marketing 3 parent babies to older women who want to get pregnant. Critics of the $100,000 technique cite safety risks and the bioethical quandary of "designer babies" as reasons why it shouldn't.
Northwestern University reproductive biologist Teresa Woodruff coined the phrase “oncofertility” over ten years ago helping young cancer patients preserve their ability to become biological parents. Her work was hampered by the lack of good models of the female reproductive system for studying and testing response to drugs, so Woodruff created one herself. Five years later, she succeeded: on March 28, the team announced the birth of Evatar, a miniature scale female reproductive tract made of human and mouse tissues. It secretes a 28-day cycle of hormones, and fits in the palm of your hand.