Wednesday, March 19, 2008

it's still more fun to make babies the regular way

but look what i learned today!!!

this is an embryo held by a holding pipette (i know, why couldn't they have called it something more logical!) which is on the left, being injected with the filling of my choice by the injection pipette (again, totally cryptic) to the right of the embryo.

isn't that amazing? i can, correction, i must do that now!

this is similar to the process they use in IVF clinics (IntraCytoplasmic Sperm Injection: ICSI) only in that case the injection needle has a larger point and is beveled like a needle (so the spermy can fit in). i was just squirting in a fluorescent solution so that I could then see if my juice made it into the embryo. but soon i'll be injecting far more interesting (to me anyway) things.

now i just need embryos.

2 comments:

alicia said...

i have all kinds of useless embreyos you can have.

Cindy said...

Amazing!