Scientific Foundations

Almost all living things pass on their DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid, their genetic information) to the next generation when they reproduce. DNA is present in almost every cell in humans. Throughout their lives, cells use their DNA copy as a recipe book to make large, complex molecules called proteins. Most cells in the human body contain or two copies of the human genome divided up into forty-eight microscopic packages called chromosomes. The egg cells produced by females and the sperm cells produced by males each contain only twenty-three chromosomes. When they come together, they produce a cell containing a new mixture of chromosomes with the correct number, forty-six. The fertilized cell divides into two, those two cells divide into four, and so on, beginning a growth process that can produce an adult person. In-vitro fertilization simply allows the beginning of this process to happen outside the female body instead of inside.

Pregnancy Guide

Pregnancy Guide

A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Pregnancy. If you suspect, or know, that you are pregnant, we ho pe you have already visited your doctor. Presuming that you have confirmed your suspicions and that this is your first child, or that you wish to take better care of yourself d uring pregnancy than you did during your other pregnancies; you have come to the right place.

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