Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Findings 9/27

How uterus checks embryo reveals why some do not implant

New research suggests that the lining of your uterus looks for chemicals put off by embryos to determine whether to let them implant or not. If the embryo doesn't give off a strong enough signal the lining shuts down the genes necessary for implantation. Hopefully this new information can be used in IVF as another type of grading, where top quality embryos would not only look good but also release enough of this chemical.

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