cryopreservation

10.12.18

Cancer Treatment Can Make People Infertile, But Insurance Companies Aren't Always Willing to Help

If young people with cancer want to have kids later, they might have to pay out of pocket for things like egg retrieval, egg and sperm storage, and treatments like IVF.

12.21.17

How Long Can Frozen Embryos Last?

We learned this week that a woman gave birth using a 24-year-old embryo.

8.16.17

Egg-Freezing Is Giving Young Trans Men Hope for Starting a Family

"They are not a small part of the population, and they do want families, and they are interested in hearing about their options."

5.3.17

It's Never the Right Time to Be Asked if You Want Your Eggs Frozen

Doctors with patients in possession of ovaries, take note.

3.1.17

More Than Half of Donated Hearts and Lungs Get Thrown Out

But scientists may have discovered a workaround.

1.29.16

How to Freeze Your Brain and Live Forever (Maybe)

Companies have refined cryonics technology to better preserve peoples' brains after death. But so far, no one knows how to turn a cryogenically frozen​ brain back into a living person.

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12.9.15

The First Test Tube Puppies Have Been Born

After decades of research and attempted trials, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) had been carried out successfully in a dog for the first time.

4.16.15

​The Girl Who Would Live Forever

The story of the youngest person ever to be cryonically frozen, and the widening allure of the human-freezing industry.