We are born with all the eggs we will have, or are we??

A new study being completed at Harvard, has found evidence that a young woman’s ovaries have rare stem cells that may be able to be used to produce new eggs.

You can read the full article here, http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-02-27/ovarian-stem-cells-make-human-eggs-in-possible-aid-to-fertility.html.

We have believed since birth that we are born with all the eggs we will ever have, the supply decreasing over the time that we age. Could this be a huge potential breakthrough for women struggling with infertility and those woman who’s age has played a factor in their fertility?

The research that was completed has to be confirmed first and then it would be years before the research/findings are verified. If the research is successful, sometime in the future we may be able to generate more eggs that could be used in IVF many years later for the female if needed.

We look forward to hearing more about the research in the future.


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