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.

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About Tom Erik

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