Uninterrupted Culture in Time-Lapse Incubator Supports Human Embryonic Development

In vitro fertilization (IVF) has been vastly improved over the past few years with a transition to blastocyst state cryopreservation and transfer. Fertility experts Nina Desai, MD, and Elliot Richards, MD, share insights from the largest, prospective, randomized study to date of embryo development and live birth rates between sibling embryos cultured in two different single-step media.

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Preliminary Observations of Embryo Morphokinetics and Sperm DNA Fragmentation

Sperm DNA fragmentation has been suggested to be a contributor to male infertility and lower pregnancy outcomes. However, the degree to which DNA fragmentation influences outcomes in IVF is still controversial. Integration of time-lapse microscopy (TLM) into IVF labs allows more in-depth analysis of embryo developmental kinetics than was previously possible with conventional microscopy.