Gynecology & Obstetrics
- Information from the frontier of reproductive technology
- A better understanding of the technology that will make it possible to choose between viable conceptuses while having all other potentially viable ones frozen
- Over 300 previously unpublished, full color photographs that illustrate new reproductive techniques
- The expertise of world-class embryologists at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Weill College of Cornell University
- A glossary of terms aiding the understanding of this cutting-edge technology
If you had a dependable method for determining the healthiest and most viable conceptus from a cohort of growing preembryos, replacing more than a single one in order to achieve good pregnancy rates would be moot. Sometime in the not-so-distant future, this may be a reality. Taking a step towards that future, An Atlas of Human Blastocysts vividly illustrates the typical and atypical morphology of mammalian blastocysts. The atlas demonstrates that extended culture of blastocysts is now achieveable in the laboratory and points us toward the day when it will be possible to choose between a number of healthy hatched blastocysts.