embryo transfer

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Artificial introduction of an early embryo into the oviduct or uterus of the biological mother or of a surrogate mother. For example, a woman with blocked Fallopian tubes may choose to have an egg fertilized in vitro, and the resulting embryo may be introduced into her uterus for implantation. In the case of a superior dairy or beef cow, many eggs can be simultaneously artificially induced (superovulation), flushed from the oviducts, fertilized in vitro, and each embryo transferred to a different surrogate mother for subsequent development.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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