The practice of in vitro fertilization according to the published literature

The “holy grail” of in vitro fertilization is identifying a single embryo that produces a healthy baby. Currently, we have the ability to select a single euploid embryo for transfer. This can be achieved without harming the embryo if the biopsy is done at the blastocyst stage. Blastocysts can be frozen with high survival rates and then transferred in a thaw cycle. The implantation of frozen thawed embryos has been shown to be superior to those transferred into an endometrium that is under the influence of the stimulated environment.

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Authors

James A. Grifo, M.D., Ph.D., Jason Kofinas, M.D., William B. Schoolcraft, M.D.

Volume 102, Issue 3, Pages 658-659

Abstract

The “holy grail” of in vitro fertilization is identifying a single embryo that produces a healthy baby. Currently, we have the ability to select a single euploid embryo for transfer. This can be achieved without harming the embryo if the biopsy is done at the blastocyst stage. Blastocysts can be frozen with high survival rates and then transferred in a thaw cycle. The implantation of frozen thawed embryos has been shown to be superior to those transferred into an endometrium that is under the influence of the stimulated environment.

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Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

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