Non genetic markers of oocyte and embryo competence

The complexities of oocyte and embryo development and candidates for markers of embryo competence are discussed across four articles.

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Authors

David Roy Meldrum, M.D.

Volume 103, Issue 2, Pages 301-302

Abstract

The authors of this Views and Reviews have outlined the complexities of oocyte and embryo development and candidates for markers of embryo competence. Time-lapse monitoring of embryo development allows hierarchical selection of embryos for day 3 transfer. However, for normal-prognosis patients, extended embryo culture and comprehensive chromosome screening currently stand as the ultimate tools for the selection of embryos capable of a viable, normal delivery.

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