cryopreservation

healthcare

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.
Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
10.12.18
fertility

How Long Can Frozen Embryos Last?

We learned this week that a woman gave birth using a 24-year-old embryo.
Olivia Campbell
12.21.17
LGBTQ health

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."
Sarah Marie Winther
8.16.17
baby-making

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

Doctors with patients in possession of ovaries, take note.
Emily Cassel
5.3.17
Organ Donation

More Than Half of Donated Hearts and Lungs Get Thrown Out

But scientists may have discovered a workaround.
Susan Rinkunas
3.1.17
Post Mortem

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.
Simon Davis
1.29.16
News

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.
Matthew Braga
12.9.15
Goodbye Meatbags

​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.
Brian Merchant
4.16.15