- Presents a comprehensive guide to one of the fastest developing fields of medicine
- Contains contributions from a team of international authorities
- Highlights the scientific basis for the debate on controversial technologies
- Provides insight into the technologies involved in assisted reproduction
Since the birth of the first successful IVF baby over twenty years ago, the field of assisted reproduction has grown exponentially. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, gamete and embryo freezing, and embryo cloning are only a few examples of reproductive biotechnologies that have stimulated a worldwide debate. Biotechnology of Human Reproduction presents an up-to-date basis for this debate.
The book supplies a complete overview of how new biotechnologies benefit human reproductive medicine, from the viewpoints of both basic research and clinical application. The book explores the most relevant issues in the field, including reproductive genetics, biology, pharmacology, endocrinology, surgery, and assisted reproduction technology. In each chapter, scientists and clinicians give insight into a particular aspect of human reproduction.
The science and technology in this field has expanded beyond all expectations, and will only continue to grow. The wealth of information available and the continuing growth in this field creates a continuing need for up-to-date knowledge. Biotechnology of Human Reproduction provides an expert and comprehensive overview of the field as it is understood and practiced today, and in the future.