Foreword. Preface. Overview of Human Preembryonic Development in vitro. Blastocyst Metabolism. Human Morulae. Cell Allocation and Differentiation. Human Blastocysts. Blastocyst Selection. Blastocyst Hatching. Blastocyst Cryopreservation. Programmed Cell Death in Blastocysts. Human Implantation. Genetics. Embryonic Stem Cell Research. The Mammalian Blastocyst as an Experimental Model. The Moral Status of the Blastocyst. Glossary. Index.
Veeck, Lucinda L.; Zaninovic, Nikica
"With the publication of this latest atlas the bar has been raised for future treatises. Although many will value this volume specifically as a reference text, it is more - much more. It is the amalgamation of the expertise of Veeck and Zanuniviae with the expertise of the painstakingly selected contributing authors that makes this volume a comprehensive and valuable treatise on the biology of the human blastocyst. It is a stellar scientific contribution and is the best I have seen on this subject. If you work on reproductive medicine, you must own this book." -- Thomas Pool, Ph.D., Scientific Director, Fertility Center of San Antonio, Texas in Fertility and Sterility, December 2003 "The excitement and reality of clinical and laboratory work are captured by Lucinda Veeck, Nikica Zaninovic, and their collaboratorsThis is a book for those who wish to experience the satisfaction of being certain they are up-to-date regarding extended culture procedures and the complexities of blastocyst development [the book] is a dynamic and authoritative collection of microanatomical examples and definitively captures the earliest events of mammalian development in vitro. an absolute "must-read" for clinicians and scientists working in the field of assisted reproduction." - From the Preface by Howard W. Jones, Jr., M.D. and Georgeanna Seegar Jones, M.D., The Howard and Georgeanna Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA