Monday, November 2, 2009
In continuing news of fertility clinic disasters, NPR reports that litigation proceeds in New Orleans against a fertility clinic that lost dozens’ of couples embryos due to mislabeling. It is not clear what exactly happened to the embryos—some affected couples fear they may have been implanted in other women. DNA testing of the clinic’s embryo holdings is being employed in the hope of locating the embryos. In the meantime, the fertility clinic has been indefinitely shut down and an audit is being conducted.