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Green light for new rules on IVF use in Bahrain

New regulations governing the use of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in Bahrain have been approved in principle by the Shura Council. Members yesterday (May 31) voted in favour of a new IVF law, which was originally proposed by parli

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Doctors develop $260 test-tube baby system

Belgian doctors have developed a low-cost version of test-tube baby technology for use in developing countries, where sophisticated Western systems are unaffordable for most couples.   The researchers said on Mon

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UK plans world's first go-ahead for '3-parent' babies

Britain is planning to become the first country in the world to offer controversial "three-parent" fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children.

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'Test tube baby' pioneer Robert Edwards dies

  Robert Edwards, a British Nobel prize-winning scientist known as the father of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) for pioneering the development of "test tube babies", died on Wednesday aged 87 after a long illness, his uni

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DHA unit to sponsor fertility treatments

The Dubai Gynecology and Fertility Centre (DGFC), a highly specialised centre of the Dubai health Authority (DHA), will sponsor fertility treatments needed by Emirati couples who are facing infertility problems. Known as the &lsqu

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Bahrain in new bid to check genetic disorders

About 15,000 new-born babies at two of Bahrain's main hospitals will be screened for genetic and metabolic disorders within the next two years, said a senior official. Led by diagnostic services managing director Dr Jamal Golbahar of n

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IVF success for Bahrain hospital

Twin Bahraini boys are the first babies to be born through the Bahrain Specialist Hospital's (BSH) In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) programme. Faris and Saif Yacoob were born on October 15 at the hospital in Juffair. Faris weighed in a

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