Archive for January, 2012

Florida voters can decide to support IVF…or not

January 30, 2012Carole No Comments »

Newt Gingrich, on the eve of the primary election in Florida, promised to ban stem cell research and raised questions about the practice of in vitro fertilization which can result in the production of excess embryos. He promised evangelical supporters that he would form a commission to study the ethics of in vitro fertilization. He […]

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Egg vacuoles in IVF

January 23, 2012Carole 9 Comments »

One of my readers had some questions about egg vacuoles in IVF so I thought I’d touch on this topic today.  Vacuoles look like roundish areas in the egg. They can be large or small, many or few. Sometimes they can be mistaken for pronuclei but unlike pronuclei, vacuoles are clear inside, and don’t have […]

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