Word of the week: In vitro fertilization (IVF)

IVF simply means fertilization in a dish. This is achieved by obtaining sperm and an egg. Optimal eggs are chosen, and the sperm washed. They are then mixed in a dish, and cultured for approximately 3 days, until the zygote consist of 6 to 8 cells. The zygote is then transferred into the woman’s uterus, and hopefully it will implant.


About Tom Erik

Student of Bionanotechnology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Loves reading, cooking and music.
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