Georgina Kenyon
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/ 31 July 2006

Algae ‘slime’ could hold fertility clue

A form of primordial slime could hold the answer to preserving the fertility of women who have cancer — and even help preserve critically endangered mammals such as the Siberian tiger and Mexican wolf. The ”slime”, called alginate, is extracted from algae, and is being used by a team of fertility scientists from Northwestern University in Illinois in the United States.