Reproductive cost is an important consideration in all aspects of healthcare, and the U.S. spends $7.4 billion on egg production in 2016, according to the U,S.
Department of Health and Human Services.
Cloning eggs is also one of the most costly medical procedures in the country.
“Cloning an egg is the most expensive medical procedure in the world,” says Robert G. Dickey, MD, professor of gynecological surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
But cloning an egg that was donated by a donor in order to help save a mother’s life can be a cost-effective option, he adds.
For example, if a donor had lost her baby, she might not have the ability to have an egg retrieved.
Instead, the egg would be frozen in a vial, which can be sent to a clinic for use.
Dickey and his colleagues compared the costs of egg-cloning and cloning procedures to determine whether egg donation was the best option.
They compared the cost of egg donation to cloning procedures in all areas, including cost per egg, recovery time, and mortality.
In 2016, the U.,S.
spent $9.9 billion on the egg donation industry, including $3.6 billion in egg-related research, $3 billion in medical expenses, and $1.6 in egg donation-related mortality, according the U and the US Department of Agriculture.
The cost of cloning an ovum is similar, at about $3,400, but it’s unclear whether cloning an ova is a cost saving option.
Gymnasium researcher David Clements of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his team examined the costs and benefits of egg and ova cloning and found that cloning costs were about half of egg cloning, according a statement from the U of W-Madison.
However, the benefits of cloning outweighed the costs, according Dickey.
“Cloning is a better option when the cost is very low, but not if the costs are high,” he says.
So if you’re in the market for a egg donor, you should consider the cost, Giese says.
It’s a smart decision, but you should also be aware that the egg donor may have other health issues, including high cholesterol, diabetes, and cancer.
If you’d like to know more about cloning an ovarian cyst, visit the National Institutes of Health’s Egg Donation Center, which is located at NIH’s National Center for Biotechnology Information in Bethesda, Maryland.