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Double chance of a baby from IVF genetic breakthrough

Nov 11, 2016 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

INFERTILE women have been offered new hope after scientists discovered that "nobbles" on their eggs can be used to create human embryos in a breakthrough which could double the chance of having a baby.

Most human eggs contain appendages called "polar bodies" which are tiny nodules of genetic material left over when a cell divides.

They usually vanish over time but scientists have discovered that it is possible to transfer the material to a donor egg from which the nucleus has been re...