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The world’s first baby conceived through in vitro fertilization was born 36 years ago in Britain, and reproductive medicine has assisted in the births of 5 million children around the world. How have such treatments contributed to society as the global population rises?

Gamarjobat performs the pantomime 'REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE'

June 20, 2014

The zany pantomime duo Gamarjobat offers a hilarious take on a controversial practice that dates back centuries in illustrating this week's GLOBE package, "REPRODUCTIVE...

Whitaker's family. Jamie, right, Emily, left, and Charlie, center. “I'm proud I had helped my brother,” says Jamie. (Ryoko Takeishi)

REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE: A sibling born to save his brother

June 20, 2014

When a child is conceived to save a seriously ill older brother or sister who requires a transplant, they are called a "savior sibling" or "savior baby," a process that is not...

Louise Brown, the one-year-old test-tube baby born in England last year, responds to studio audience during taping of Phil Donahue show in Chicago, on Sept. 8, 1979. Louise’s mother and father appeared with her, and said they would like to have a second child with the test-tube method. It was Louise’s first U.S. television appearance. (AP file photo)

REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE: A long history of unresolved issues

June 20, 2014

The history of reproductive medicine goes back centuries, as do the controversies surrounding the practice.

A nurse takes care of newborn infants at a womens and childrens hospital in Taiyuan city, northwest Chinas Shanxi province. (AP file photo)

REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE: China in quest for genius genes

June 20, 2014

At a Behavior Genetics Association meeting in Edinburgh in the summer of 2012, University of New Mexico associate professor Geoffrey Miller met a university professor who told...

Ryan and Wendy Kramer (Takashi Ebuchi)

REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE: The difficult search for roots and...

June 20, 2014

While identity is something that grounds people and gives them a sense of place in the world, for some, it is by no means a given.

Kaoru Takamura (Photo by Kazuyoshi Sako)

INTERVIEW/ Kaoru Takamura: We have opened a Pandora’s box that...

June 20, 2014

Reproductive medicine was born of two very human traits: hope and desire--the unstoppable, driving force that lies at the root of the freedom all people crave.

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The world’s first baby conceived through in vitro fertilization was born 36 years ago in Britain, and reproductive medicine has assisted in the births of 5 million children around the world. How have such treatments contributed to society as the global population rises?

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June 20, 2014

Working to change conventional wisdom in Vietnam, a Japanese railway consultant is looking to put the brakes on the swarms of motorbikes zipping through the streets of the nation’s cities and convince their riders to take...

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Eurasia: As China’s rise reshapes continent, Japan has a...

January 10, 2014

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GAMARJOBAT: Japanese pantomime duo spreads laughter around the...

December 06, 2013

Editor’s Note: Gamarjobat, a wordless comedy double-act who perform around the world, will now appear in The Asahi Shimbun as our “silent supporters.” Their comedy videos, inspired by GLOBE feature stories, will be...