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An Algorithm May Soon Help People Make Babies

Companies are developing embryo selection algorithms aimed at boosting the success of IVF

Computer artwork of in vitro fertilization of an ovum, colored in blue.
Image: Science Photo Library — KTSDESIGN/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

fter two years of grueling attempts at in vitro fertilization (IVF) — in which eggs and sperm are combined outside the body, and the resulting embryos are transferred to the womb — Australian couple Lorraine and James Coriakula finally…