April 21, 2024

IN BRIEF: fertility; Dawkins; celebration; stem cell tumours

Fertility: A British doctor has developed a do-it-yourself fertility test so that women won’t miss the last train to motherhood. Professor Bill Ledger, of Sheffield University, says that it can change women’s lives because they will realise how much time is left on their biological clock. “A lot of my life is spent running a fertility and IVF practice and I see so many intelligent and well- educated women in their 40s who find that IVF cannot dig them out of the infertility trap they have fallen into by leaving it too late to have kids,” he told the Daily Mail. “The double whammy is, not only are they unable to conceive naturally but IVF doesn’t work well for over-40s.”