First Puppies Born Using In Vitro Fertilization
Cornell and Smithsonian Institution researchers overcame a challenge that had plagued researchers for decades, and the future implications are grand.By Ryan Biek | December 10, 2015
The first human was born via in vitro fertilization in 1978. And since the mid '70s, scientists have tried, and failed, to do the same with dogs.
That is until seven puppies conceived using IVF were born in July, according to a press release by Cornell and Smithsonian Institution researchers. Some of the puppies were pure beagles and others were a beagle-cocker spaniel mix. (Video via Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine)
In vitro fertilization involves fertilizing an egg with a sperm in a lab, and then transferring the embryo into a female host. (Video via Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine)