Archive for March, 2014

Post-Thaw Evaluation of Embryos

March 23, 2014Carole 151 Comments »

I received this email from a reader who wanted to know more about the process for thawing and assessment of embryos that have been cryopreserved. This last cycle involved a FET of a day 5 and day 6 blastocyst from an earlier IVF that we were not able to complete a transfer for. ┬áThe embryos […]

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Preimplantation Genetic Testing -Barriers to its use and development

March 21, 2014Carole 11 Comments »

Amy Klein, who writes the Fertility Diary column at the New York Times and blogs at In Vitro. wrote a provocative Slate article, Embryo Testing Should Not be Controversial:Fears of designer babies,eugenics, and abortion are inhibiting research and medicine .which takes up some of the barriers to societal acceptance and full technical optimization of embryo […]

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What are the safety and ethical implications of mitochondrial transfer?

March 1, 2014Carole No Comments »

In my last post, I wrote about the basics of mitochondrial transfer, how it works, what is new and what is almost two decades old. In a nutshell, it is a method used within the context of IVF to swap out mutated mitochondrial DNA with healthy DNA from a donor either just before or after […]

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