Assisted Reproductive Technology: Accomplishments and New Horizons

Assisted Reproductive Technology: Accomplishments and New Horizons

by Christopher J. De Jonge, Christopher L. R. Barratt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521188954

ISBN-13: 9780521188951

Pub. Date: 03/03/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This insightful and thought-provoking collection of chapters describes the rapid advances that have revolutionized reproductive medicine. From oogenesis and spermatogenesis, through to fertilization, embryogenesis, and cloning, this volume looks at cutting-edge technologies and scientific advances. Subsequent chapters focus on infertility and its diagnosis and…  See more details below

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This insightful and thought-provoking collection of chapters describes the rapid advances that have revolutionized reproductive medicine. From oogenesis and spermatogenesis, through to fertilization, embryogenesis, and cloning, this volume looks at cutting-edge technologies and scientific advances. Subsequent chapters focus on infertility and its diagnosis and treatment using the full armory of assisted reproductive technologies. A concluding section surveys the impact of these developments on the provision, regulation, and financing of reproductive health care in the global community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521188951
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Foreword
Pt. IThe gametes: present and future
1Spermatogenesis in vitro in mammals3
2The spermatozoon as a machine: compartmentalized pathways bridge cellular structure and function26
3Attributes of fertile spermatozoa40
4In vitro oogenesis61
5The oocyte as a machine70
6Follicular influences on oocyte and embryo competence81
7Unresolved and basic problems in assisted reproductive technology106
Pt. IITechniques: present and future
8Influences of culture media on embryo development127
9Cryopreservation of immature and mature gametes144
10Embryonic stem cells167
11Modification of the male genome by gene and spermatogonial transplantation178
12Genetic diagnosis: the future186
13Cloning mammals206
14Fluorescence imaging: gamete selection and intracellular sperm injection217
Pt. IIIThe clinic
15Diagnosis and treatment of male infertility231
16Tests of male fertility255
17Diagnosis and treatment for female subfertility272
18Ultrasound imaging at the beginning of the second millennium282
19The natural and the stimulated cycle302
20Embryo stage and transfer number311
21The federal research base in the USA for assisted reproductive technology320
Pt. IVConcepts for the global community
22From conception to contraception329
23Developing immunocontraceptives355
24ARTistic license: should assisted reproductive technologies be regulated?366
25Finances and access to assisted reproductive technologies: justice and publication of results376
26Sex selection384
27Intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a time bomb?397
28Cryopreservation of gametes and embryos: legal and ethical aspects407
Index415

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