Non genetic markers of oocyte and embryo competence
The complexities of oocyte and embryo development and candidates for markers of embryo competence are discussed across four articles.
David Roy Meldrum, M.D.
Volume 103, Issue 2, Pages 301-302
The authors of this Views and Reviews have outlined the complexities of oocyte and embryo development and candidates for markers of embryo competence. Time-lapse monitoring of embryo development allows hierarchical selection of embryos for day 3 transfer. However, for normal-prognosis patients, extended embryo culture and comprehensive chromosome screening currently stand as the ultimate tools for the selection of embryos capable of a viable, normal delivery.