Human eggs grown for first time in lab

Fertility Network UK statement

Human eggs have been grown for the first time in the lab; the hope is that eventually this research could lead to new ways of preserving female fertility, for both women and girls.

Commenting on the news, Aileen Feeney, chief executive of leading patient charity Fertility Network said: ‘Infertility is a devastating disease which can cause depression, suicidal feelings, relationship breakdown, social isolation and damage career prospects and finances; that’s why it’s vital to protect an individual’s future fertility. This research is very much in its infancy, but its potential significance for women and girls hoping to protect their future fertility is huge.’