cytoplasmic transfer

cytoplasmic transfer

an assisted reproductive technique in which an ovum, removed from the intended mother, is injected with cytoplasm from the ovum of a different donor, who is generally younger; the treated egg is then inseminated and returned to the uterus of the mother.
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The experimental technique making this possible -- a cytoplasmic transfer, in Alana's case -- was halted by the Food and Drug Administration in 2001.
Cytoplasmic transfer, a similar procedure used in the United States, involves injecting only the mitochondria-containing fluid from a donor egg into an infertile woman's egg.
In addition, 30 humans have been born from a very similar technique called cytoplasmic transfer and they are also apparently healthy.
Barnabas Medical Center announced the success of a new fertility "therapy" called cytoplasmic transfer, in which some of the cellular material outside the nucleus of one woman's egg is transferred into the egg of another woman who is having difficulty sustaining embryo survival.
His technique, known as cytoplasmic transfer, was intended to "rescue" the eggs of infertile women who had undergone repeated, unsuccessful attempts at in vitro fertilization, or IVF.
When the first baby conceived through cytoplasmic transfer was born in 1997, the press instantly hailed Cohen's technique as yet another technological miracle.
At a recent meeting in Europe, the New Jersey researchers reported that one of the children conceived through cytoplasmic transfer has been diagnosed with "pervasive developmental disorder," a catch-all term for symptoms that range from mild delays in speech to autism.
Now, many bioethicists believe that Cohen's experiment with cytoplasmic transfer was just one more small step towards a world in which eugenics is another name for making babies.
A threat posed by both ICSI and another reproductive technology called cytoplasmic transfer stems from mixing two sources of mitochondria, Dr.
Cytoplasmic transfer involves sucking out about 5% of the cytoplasm from an infertile woman's egg and replacing it with cytoplasm from a donor egg.