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Malfunctioning fertility clinic tanks may put eggs at risk

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Thousands of frozen eggs and embryos may have been damaged following the malfunctioning of a fertility clinic storage tank.

When the tank at the Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco stopped working properly on 4 March, temperatures inside rose. A spokesperson told the Washington Post that “several thousand” eggs and embryos were affected – around 15 per cent of the total stored there. Reportedly, 400 people had all their stored eggs and embryos in the malfunctioning tank, while a further 100 had at least some tissue affected.

Over the same weekend, a similar incident …

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