Pioneer Reflects on IVF
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|Tue, 03-30-2010 - 12:56pm|
I just ran across this article from one of the pioneers of IVF and thought that you might like to read it. Do you think that science will ever be able to perform the following: "Dr. Jones believes that young fertility investigators today should figure out which one embryo is likely to make a baby rather than transfer several."?
Pioneer Reflects on Future of Reproductive Medicine
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. â€” Dr. Howard W. Jones Jr., the surgeon who, along with his wife, Dr. Georgeanna Seegar Jones, helped to create the first test tube baby born in the United States, turned 99 in December. He is still opinionated, humble and charming, and he has a lot to say about the past and future of the baby-making business.
â€œHuman reproduction is an inefficient process,â€ he said, sitting in his wheelchair in his condominium in this suburb of Denver. â€œOn average, only one in five meetings of sperm and egg result in a fertilized egg with pregnancy potential. So therefore normal is the abnormal.â€
You can find the rest of the article at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/23/health/23prof.html?pagewanted=1