Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Infertility and Assisted Reproduction

Weihua Wang

Houston Fertility Institute

A pioneering researcher with a research achievement in the live imaging of meiotic spindles in human oocytes, which has been widely used later by clinical embryologists and basic researchers in cloning and spindle transfer.

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Recurrent Implantation Failure Endometrial Receptivity Analysis Egg Cryopreservation Rare Sperm Cryopreservation Embryo Cryopreservation Artificial Intelligence in Assisted Reproduction Embryo Selection Embryo Assessment Pregnancy Aneuploidies Non-Invasive Embryo Biopsy Birth Defect

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The current infertility treatment through assisted reproductive technologies can achieve more than 80% of accumulated live birth rates. High live birth rates rely on the advanced technologies in infertility treatment. Especially in recent few years, the progresses have been made in accurate patient diagnosis, state-of art embryology laboratory procedures and management of patients during the infertility treatment. In this book, we will focus on some most advanced infertility treatment approaches used in human assisted reproductive technologies including assay of endometrial receptivity, fertility cryopreservation, artificial intelligence, and preimplantation genetic testing including the new technology for non-invasive embryo biopsy technology.

We will request authors in these fields to write the detailed protocols for related subjects, author’s own experiences and literature reviewing. All of these topics are the hot research fields in infertility treatment and assisted reproduction, some of them are matured technologies and are applied in the clinics, such as oocyte cryopreservation for fertility preservation, while others are still on the stage for development, such as non-invasive embryo biopsy for preimplantation genetic testing and artificial intelligence in assisted reproductive technologies.

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Date completed: February 12th 2021

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Expected publication date: September 28th 2021

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About the editor

Weihua Wang

Houston Fertility Institute

Wei-Hua Wang is laboratory director at Houston Fertility laboratory, Prelude Fertility/Inception. He has experience with all laboratory techniques related to IVF services. He continues to develop and perform all procedures related to human IVF and established an egg bank in US at Houston Fertility Institute, which is one of the biggest egg banks owned by a single IVF laboratory. His research has been recognized internationally, which includes a General Program Prize paper (spindle imaging in living human oocytes) awarded by American Society for Reproductive Medicine in 1999. He has published more than 100 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and books, and these papers have been cited more than 6000 times. He has also served as a reviewer for more than 20 international journals including Human Reproduction, Fertility and Sterility, and New England Journal of Medicine.

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