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40 Years After In Vitro Fertilisation

State of the Art and New Challenges

Editor(s): Jan Tesarik

Book Description

As a capstone of the commemorations of the 40th anniversary of the birth of the first baby conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF), in 1978, this collection gathers the principal actors of the history of IVF, and summarizes the main achievements, current state, and future prospects of this technique. The contributions here cover, in a historical perspective, all major aspects of IVF, including its indications and techniques, the basic concepts of ovarian stimulation, the cryopreservation of embryos and oocytes, oocyte in vitro maturation, and technical aspects of oocyte retrieval and embryo transfer, among many other topics. The volume not only provides topical information to health professionals, but is written in such a way that it is understandable to the lay public who may read it as a passionate story of the evolution of techniques intimately related to the origin of human life.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3590-9
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3590-8
Date of Publication: 01/09/2019
Pages / Size: 292 / A5
Price: £61.99


Dr Jan Tesarik obtained his MD degree in 1979 and his PhD in 1982 from the University of Prague, Czech Republic. He realized the world’s first successful Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer (GIFT), in 1982 in the Czech Republic, and played a major role in the world’s first childbirths after round spermatid injection (ROSI) into oocyte cytoplasm in 1989. In 1998, he accomplished the world’s first childbirth after oocyte fertilization with spermatids obtained by in vitro spermatogenesis. He developed an original technique for nuclear transfer in mature human oocytes, and achieved the first fertilizable human “artificial oocytes” reconstructed from somatic cell nuclei and donor ooplasts. He is the author and co-author of more than 400 scientific publications, and is Director of the Molecular Assisted Reproduction and Genetics Clinic in Granada, Spain.