The Global Mission of Embryology:
are we as good as supposed?
... The blocking of creative thinking has serious consequences on innovation, and also impedes our routine work. Tools with obvious design flaws and media with unknown constituents continue to be just purchased and used. There is a very modest intention to understand what is needed and why, the most important principle is to follow the codified procedure.
... Today's situation would successfully prevent the birth of Louise Brown and the five million other children who have followed her. Experimentation with animal and especially human embryos is seriously restricted. Recent procedures that have gained acceptance in human IVF laboratories haven't passed but escaped these restrictions.
... During the past 20 years, we were successful in exploiting past resources by finetuning applications, adjusting parameters and refining tools, but without any innovative approaches being introduced.