Tuesday, November 16, 2010

VIDEO: Inside the IVF Lab

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This video step by step into the IVF process.

Pro-lifers know quite a bit about abortion, but maybe less about IVF.

What I'm wondering as I watch this: how does the environment affect the embryo's development?

When a zygote is conceived, he is inside a fallopian tube. I don't know much about the make up of a fallopian tube, but I have a hunch that the blastocyst's movement through the fallopian tube may have an impact on its development. After all, it's in motion, whereas the IVF embryo appears stationary. Does the physics and biochemistry have an effect on the blastcyst?

I wonder if anyone has ever studied this.