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New research aims to lower cost of IVF for developing countries




Human embryos under a microscope at an IVF clinic in La Jolla, Calif.
Human embryos under a microscope at an IVF clinic in La Jolla, Calif.
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Typical IVF procedures are costly, as much as $10,000 or more for a single cycle of in vitro fertilization. That makes it hard for many people to even consider it as an option. In the near future those costs could come way down, because researchers in the U.S. and Europe have recently developed a new low-cost method of IVF .

Professor Jonathan Van Blerkom is with the University of Colorado, Boulder, and he's credited with developing this new simplified system.