BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2021 May 12;21(1):374. Epub 2021 May 12.
Key Laboratory of Combining Farming and Animal Husbandry, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Animal Husbandry Research Institute, No. 368 Xuefu Road, Harbin, 150086, People's Republic of China.
Background: Smooth endoplasmic reticulum aggregation (SERa, SER+) has been reported to increase the risk of birth malformations and other abnormal outcomes, miscarriage, and perinatal complications. Other studies, however, suggest that SER+ embryos may develop into healthy infants. One report indicates that 25% of in vitro fertilization (IVF) centers discard SER+ oocytes. Read More