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IVF Discounts Beat Cash Rewards for Research Eggs

New Scientist,  July 12, 2009
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You can't get something for nothing, especially when it comes to acquiring women's eggs for medical research. But it is becoming clear that there are effective alternatives to cash payments, which are banned in several countries.

At the annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research in Barcelona, Spain, this week, Alison Murdoch of the International Centre for Life in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, describes a successful "egg sharing" scheme. Women struggling to conceive can obtain IVF at a discounted rate, in exchange for donating some of their eggs for research.

You can read more about this program in this article:


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