Assisted fertilization: the success of "sick" embryos

2021-07-13T20:48:17+02:0018 February 2016|Categories: Medicine and Research|Tags: , , |

The desire to have children leads many couples with fertility problems to resort to artificial techniques such as assisted reproduction. Although in Italy this technique is still the subject of strong discussion, research continues to make progress to ensure the success of embryo implantation. Before implantation in the maternal uterus, the embryos are analyzed and those that can be used are selected, in order to distinguish the healthy from the sick. However, a recent discovery has shown that not all diseased embryos need to be discarded, some can be used by increasing the chances of successful artificial insemination. Assisted reproduction is the process it mediates [...]