Human Embryogenesis

Methods and Protocols

  • Cathy Vaillancourt
  • Julie Lafond

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 550)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: What is Human Embryogenesis?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cathy Vaillancourt, Julie Lafond
      Pages 3-7
  3. Studying Embryo Implantation: From Trophoblasts to Embryo

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Catherine Mounier, Benoit Barbeau, Cathy Vaillancourt, Julie Lafond
      Pages 89-102
    3. Pierre-André Scott, Mylène Provencher, Pascale Guérin, Jean St-Louis
      Pages 103-123
  4. Steriodogenesis and Reproductive System

  5. From Embryo to Fetal Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Jamila Ennaciri, Denis Girard
      Pages 195-203
    3. Emile Lévy, Edgard Delvin, Daniel Ménard, Jean-François Beaulieu
      Pages 205-224
  6. Embryotoxicity, in Vitro Fertilization, Cloning, and Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Louise M. Winn, Emily W.Y. Tung
      Pages 241-249
    3. Yinzhong Bing, Rodney J. Ouellette
      Pages 251-266
    4. Lawrence C. Smith, Jae-Gyu Yoo
      Pages 267-279
    5. Bartha Maria Knoppers, Sylvie Bordet, Rosario Isasi
      Pages 281-305
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 307-312

About this book


Despite its inherent controversy, the exploration of the human embryo can unlock many of the answers to our deepest biological questions.  In Human Embryogenesis: Methods and Protocols, internationally recognized researchers contribute detailed methods to analyze various aspects of the embryogenesis process.  While comprehensively covering subjects such as the molecular mechanisms of embryonic development, in vitro fertilization, cloning, and the laws and ethical considerations of working with embryos, the volume also addresses critical features of fetal and placental development as well as of uterine biology.  Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Authoritative and state-of-the-art, Human Embryogenesis: Methods and Protocols provides a firm foundation for the successful analysis of the embryogenesis process and an easily accessible description of the limitations and advantages of the techniques proposed, certain to aid all those who wish to further unravel the mysteries of human embryogenesis.


Cloning Embryo Embryotoxicity Ethics and law Fetal and placental development Implantation In vitro fertilization Steroidogenesis ethics gene expression genes molecular biology molecular mechanisms

Editors and affiliations

  • Cathy Vaillancourt
  • Julie Lafond

There are no affiliations available

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-008-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-009-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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