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AI in IVF and Embryology Lab

Edited by:
Zaher Merhi: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and Maimonides Medical Center, USA
Marco Mouanness: Rejuvenating Fertility Center, USA  

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 31 March 2024

Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology is calling for submissions to our collection on AI in IVF and Embryology Lab. Artificial intelligence (AI) is being increasingly used in various fields of medicine, including in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF is a complex and expensive procedure that involves the use of various technologies to assist in the fertilization of human eggs with sperm outside the body. Overall, AI has the potential to revolutionize the field of IVF by improving the accuracy of embryo selection, personalizing treatment plans, and developing new technologies. However, more research is needed to fully understand the benefits and limitations of AI in IVF, and to ensure that its use is ethical and safe.

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Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology is calling for submissions to our collection on AI in IVF and Embryology Lab. Artificial intelligence (AI) is being increasingly used in various fields of medicine, including in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF is a complex and expensive procedure that involves the use of various technologies to assist in the fertilization of human eggs with sperm outside the body. 

One area where AI is being used in IVF is in the prediction of embryo quality. In traditional IVF, embryologists visually examine embryos to determine which ones are the most viable for implantation. However, this process can be subjective and prone to human error. AI algorithms can analyze large amounts of data, such as images of embryos and patient data, to predict which embryos are most likely to result in a successful pregnancy. This can help to improve the accuracy of embryo selection, leading to higher success rates for IVF treatments.

Another application of AI in IVF is in the optimization of treatment protocols. AI algorithms can analyze patient data, such as age, medical history, and hormone levels, to personalize treatment plans for each individual. This can help to improve the efficacy of IVF treatments and reduce the risk of complications.

AI is also being used in the development of new IVF technologies. For example, researchers are developing AI-powered microscopes that can automatically identify and track sperm cells, which could help to improve the accuracy of IVF procedures.

Overall, AI has the potential to revolutionize the field of IVF by improving the accuracy of embryo selection, personalizing treatment plans, and developing new technologies. However, more research is needed to fully understand the benefits and limitations of AI in IVF, and to ensure that its use is ethical and safe.

  1. The quandary known as the Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) paradox is found at the juncture of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and ‘andrological ignorance’ – a term coined to denote the undervalu...

    Authors: Pallav Sengupta, Sulagna Dutta, Ravindran Jegasothy, Petr Slama, Chak-Lam Cho and Shubhadeep Roychoudhury
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2024 22:22
  2. Several studies have demonstrated that iDAScore is more accurate in predicting pregnancy outcomes in cycles without preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) compared to KIDScore and the Gardner c...

    Authors: Chun-I Lee, Chun-Chia Huang, Tsung-Hsien Lee, Hsiu-Hui Chen, En-Hui Cheng, Pin-Yao Lin, Tzu-Ning Yu, Chung-I Chen, Chien-Hong Chen and Maw-Sheng Lee
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2024 22:12
  3. Women with adenomyosis are characterized by having defective decidualization, impaired endometrial receptivity and/or embryo-maternal communication, and implantation failure. However, the molecular mechanisms ...

    Authors: Elena Juárez-Barber, Ana Corachán, María Cristina Carbajo-García, Amparo Faus, Carmen Vidal, Juan Giles, Antonio Pellicer, Irene Cervelló and Hortensia Ferrero
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2024 22:10

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This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles, Data Notes, Case Reports, Study Protocols, and Database Articles.

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a collection, please select "AI in IVF and Embryology Lab" from the dropdown menu.

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The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.