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ra0003p060 | (1) | SRF2016

Effect of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo culture duration on mouse development and postnatal health

Aljahdali Anan , Khalif Ili Raja , Velazquez Miguel A , Sheth Bhav , Smyth Neil R , Fleming Tom

Since the advent of IVF (in vitro fertilisation), several million babies have been born worldwide. However, reports link in vitro techniques with adverse short and long-term health outcomes. Using a mouse model, we investigated the effect of IVF and duration of culture on blastocyst development and cell number and the postnatal health of offspring. Experimental groups (8–13 litters each): NM (natural mating, non-superovulated) IV-ET-2Cell (2-cell embryos...