How Fertility Science Is Pausing The Biological Clock

How Fertility Science Is Pausing The Biological Clock

Celebrity doctor and founder of The Fertility Institutes, Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg, visits Access Hollywood Live to discuss the latest developments in fertility research. How does the breakthrough in genome studies affect fertility science? Plus, is there such a thing as “designer babies”? Is it possible to choose gender? And, what ethical questions does this practice raise?

doctor and founder of the fertility institute, drfertility institute, Dr. Jeffrey stein berg joins us live to discuss the latest development in fertility. What are the latest developments. It's an exciting time in fertility. Crazy. Exciting time in fertility. Do anything. We have the genome behind us and with that we have the definition genetically of what goes on and make us human beings so people talk about eye color. We know the gene for eye color. Green eyes blue eyes brown eyes hair color we know the gene for hair color, texture. Curly straight wavey we have that information now so we are starting to offer to it people. You cap two in and say I want a dark blue eye boy. We have had people come in for it and we initially offered it 8 years ago and it exploded. So we backed down a little bit but next year you will see it offered again. Do you understand how some people would have a major problem with that based on probably religious brief. Absolutely. We understand it. We are sensitive to it app if it's not for them it's not for them but at the same time there's other pichlt you are a scientist. You are an intellect. Yes. So for you it's exciting phone tier. Absolutely astounding every day we are anxious to get to work. Anything killed off in this process, anything harmed in this. No. We are not allowed to make blue eye baby but we can say we have 5 embryo this one has blue eye do you want this one or the other one is that wow! Wait. Will that Salem bring 0will have the at any rate for other quality? Can you basically design a child. We can study 400 at any rate in the embryo. And let those let the parents know what is there and they make their decision we don't make the decision the parents make the decision. That's the baby. What about this trend seems to be in Hollywood women having babies late in their 40's. Yes. How is this, seem to be happening more often. More Normal. More and more people want it and the big thing of course is for young women to realize they can freeze the egg when young which make it easier. I can give the 50-year-old fertility of 20 aerial when I have her egg at 20 years old. What age should you freeze your egg. 20. Youngester the better. 20-year-old is thinking about having babies. That's the problem. We are out giving education lessons. At the university talking about it and show like this are letting people know. You captain freeze the egg too young. Once you have done that you are going to be just as fertile at 50 as you werefertile at 50 as you were at 20. How much does it cost. About 4000 dollars. So really not too bad. Not free but it's not too bad. How many egg do you freeze I have as many as we can. We like to did 2 sessions to get a lot of egg. Keep them frozen and really the future is just limitless. Wow! Wlichlt do you keep them. In liquid nitrogen tank. 300 degrees below sornl. Storage. A storage room and warehouse. There is a warehouse, yes. You have to pay for storage. Keep one that. 300 dollars. I have a lot of friend in their 40's they wish they had frozen their egg. Now they are. Gender selection. Is that you can truly choose the sex of your baby. 10,000 cases and never gone wrong. 10,000 for 10,000. 100 percent. 10,000 for 10,000 is that rumors that born and beck. I don't know. Chose a girl. We see celebrity all the time for that. And it's true. In other words, if they want the boy they get the boy. They want the girl they get the gear. Remember the octomom story was that too much. She had 8. Can you control, 3 but 8. It was too much. And that shouldn't happen. It's not happening. As we have gotten better and better at this we realize you don't have to give people 8 Embry O. Give them one and they get whatone and they get what they want. Can you do the height I could have been quite tall. More on the fertility institute good to our web site. We'll be right back after these messages from your local stations.