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August 2016
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The human oocyte or egg is the rarest and most rapidly ageing cell in the body, and yet one that is essential for fertility. This 2003 book is about the development, biology and pathology of the oocyte, and technologies to manipulate, enhance and control fertility. These technologies are paving the way for overcoming infertility, avoiding inherited diseases and creating genetically engineered animals from embryo stem cells and cloning. This progress would have been impossible without the myriad of scientific and technical developments covered in this book, including the ability to manipulate and fertilize oocytes in vitro. World-leading experts provide contributions on basic and applied science of the egg, its clinical manipulation, and its pivotal role in reproductive medicine and biology.


Review of the hardback:‘… possibly the definitive work on the oocyte in 350 pages illustrated by a further 12 pages of colour figures … this book is thus not only essential reading for all scientists and clinicians involved with infertility, it has a wider appeal to all specialists in reproductive medicine, animal breeding and even fetal development.’

Source: Fertility & Sterility

Review of the hardback:'It is no small challenge to make a book on the biology and pathology of the oocyte of interest … I am delighted to report that this book has got the balance just right. It provides an authoritative update to the scientist and clinician alike … This book is a comprehensive, but easy to read … It allows us to glimpse the future of reproductive biology and I recommend it highly.'

Source: The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Review of the hardback:'It will be an essential reference for scientists and clinicians in reproductive medicine and animal breeding technology, and everyone involved in treating infertility.'

Source: New Medical World Weekly

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