Reproductive Science

Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Reproductive Genomics Program

The Reproductive Genomics Program at the Jackson Laboratory was funded by the Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Over 50 novel mouse gene mutations causing reproductive defects were identified from 2002–2012. Mouse lines are available on request. 

Procedures for In Vitro Production of Bovine Embryos

Detailed Procedures for in vitro production [IVP; i.e. in vitro maturation (IVM), in vitro fertilization (IVF), and in vitro culture (IVC)] of embryos based on procedures developed in other laboratories at the University of Wisconsin (Parrish et al., 1986), University of Guelph (Xu et al., 1992), and University of Missouri (Hernandez-Ledezma et al., 1993). These have been published previously (Edwards et al., 1997; Paula-Lopes et al., 1998). 

Development

The Virtual Embryo

Dynamic Development modules provide enrichment for students on topics in developmental biology by supplementing lecture material and textbook reading assignments.

Basic Embryology Review Program

Pictures of human development from fertilization through birth.

Embryo Images Online

Embryo Images Normal and Abnormal Mammalian Development is a tutorial that uses scanning electron micrographs (SEMs) as the primary resource to teach mammalian embryology. The 3-D like quality of the micrographs coupled with selected line drawings and minimal text allow relatively easy understanding of the complex morphological changes that occur in utero. Because early human embryos are not readily available and because embryogenesis is very similar across mammalian species, the majority of micrographs that are utilized in this tutorial are of mouse embryos. The remainder are human.

Disorders of Sex Development

A website created by Australian biological research scientists to describe the biology of sex development, and variations and disorders of sexual development

Endocrine​ Disruptors

e.hormone

The e.hormone web site, hosted and run by the CBR, has been enhanced to accommodate all web-related products of Environmental Signaling Network (ESN) activities. It is a hub of scientific and media information about environmental signaling. The ESN benefits from and builds upon this active, online communication vehicle through which interested parties remain informed and connected.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 

NIEHS information defining endocrine disruption, and linking to NIEHS research and other resources for professionals and the general public.

Endometrial Function and Dysfunction

Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility Research (SCCPIR)

Endometrial Function and Dysfunction is the topic of a current focus group by the Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility Research (SCCPIR). A national network of research-based centers, SCCPIR facilitates and accelerates bidirectional knowledge transfer between the laboratory and clinic, with the ultimate goal of improving human reproductive health through enhanced communication, innovation, and research excellence.

Fertilization

Sea Urchin Embryology

The drama of fertilization and development is explored by laboratory modules using sea urchin eggs and a web site developed by teachers and Stanford University researchers.

Germ Cells, Gonads, and Health and Disease

Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility Research (SCCPIR)

Germ Cells, Gonads, and Health and Disease is the topic of a current focus group by the Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility Research (SCCPIR). A national network of research-based centers, SCCPIR facilitates and accelerates bidirectional knowledge transfer between the laboratory and clinic, with the ultimate goal of improving human reproductive health through enhanced communication, innovation, and research excellence.

Neuroendocrine/Pituitary Function

Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility Research (SCCPIR)

Neuroendocrine/Pituitary Function is the topic of a current focus group by the Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility Research (SCCPIR). A national network of research-based centers, SCCPIR facilitates and accelerates bidirectional knowledge transfer between the laboratory and clinic, with the ultimate goal of improving human reproductive health through enhanced communication, innovation, and research excellence.

Ovary, Folliculogenesis, and Ovulation

Ovarian Kaleidoscope Database (OKDB)

The Ovarian Kaleidoscope Database provides information regarding the biological function, expression pattern and regulation of genes expressed in the ovary. In addition, it serves as a gateway to other online information resources offering data about nucleotide and amino acid sequences, chromosomal localization, human and murine mutation phenotypes and biomedical publications relevant to the ovarian research community.

Pregnancy and Placentation

Aplin Laboratory Protocols

Protocols for culture and staining of human extravillous trophoblast. 

Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System

Health Surveillance and Epidemiology Division at Health Canada's Population and Public Health Branch has established the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System (CPSS). The CPSS is guided by a Steering Committee comprising expert representatives of health professional organizations, consumer and advocacy groups, and the provincial and territorial governments, as well as Canadian and international specialists in perinatal health and epidemiology. The CPSS is part of Health Canada's efforts to strengthen Canada's national health surveillance capacity.

Comparative Placentation

This volume of animal placentas was created to assist with the examination and evaluation of the many different types of mammalian placentas. It is primarily directed to the veterinary pathologist, the zoo veterinarians and others who have an interest in understanding the bewildering variety of placental forms.

The Evolving Placenta

Blog by Anthony Michael Carter on the evolution of the placenta and the history of placental biology.

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