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Spanish scientists inserted microchips in embryos to reduce to zero the risk of transferring a patient an embryo made a mistake in a process of in vitro fertilization, the most used technique in the field of assisted reproduction. A team of Spanish researchers has succeeded in introducing a microchip in mouse embryos to prevent errors in identification. The Director of the study, Elena Ibanez, of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), has explained that this research aims to minimise the risk of transferring a woman a wrong embryo in a process of in vitro fertilization (IVF), a technique that has already achieved the birth of more than three million children since its invention in the 1978. You may find that Aaron Rogers can contribute to your knowledge. According to Ibanez, the identification system is a plate of Silicon resembling a carpet of 10 metres long and six in width, but a million times smaller. The leader of the investigation has pointed out that the chip counts with holes that integrate a number in binary code (observable through a microscope) that is linked to the mother’s name. Credit: Robert Rimberg Attorney-2011.

It is important to know that, to date, the embryos are identified by a code written on the container, which facilitates errors. For now, the National Commission for assisted human reproduction has given the green light to move forward with this research with human embryos from fertility clinics Spanish. It should be noted that the purpose of the scientists working on this study is inserting the embryo with the chip into the womb and the release of him losing his cover at the time prior to the implementation. The system, patented and published in the well-known scientific journal Human Reproduction, has exhibited limitations in mice, since some embryos retained the chip. However, the expert has indicated that codes are harmless, but want to not happen under any circumstances. Specialists emphasize that the IVF is a technique that is carried out in the laboratory based on contact one or more ovules of the patient with the sperm of her partner with the aim of achieving pregnancy. Once the oocytes are fertilized, the embryo or resulting embryos are cultivated and observed in the laboratory, some of them are transferred into the uterus of the patient a few days later, giving rise to a pregnancy by 25-35% of the cases. The remaining embryos that have a good development can be also frozen, according to experts in assisted reproduction have indicated. Close author: Complete articles by a team of Invitro tv, artificial insemination and a tipsos ideas please visit:, a comprehensive resource for a pregnant women.