Pope Pius XII condemns any fertilization of human eggs outside the body, declaring that those who do so "take the Lord's work into their own hands."
Instruction on respect for human life in its origin and on the dignity of procreation
The Vatican issues an official statement opposing IVF.
Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs supported use of genetic selection to prevent diseases
Adam Nash - first designer baby created to save sister who suffered from Fanconia Anemia (bone marrow deficiency)
Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority allowed fertility clinics in Britain to create babies to help another person
First UK designer baby born to provide stem cells for sibling
Completed a draft sequencing of the human genome, or all the genes that make up our DNA
Analysis of the data of the National Birth Defects Study in the US found that certain birth defects were significantly more common in infants conceived through IVF