Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics (2018) 35:733–734 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10815-018-1220-7 EDITOR'S COMMENTARY David F. Albertini Published online: 30 May 2018 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Despite claims to the contrary, and the currency it carries in The oocytes’ acquisition of competencies itself entails human ARTs, harvesting more eggs in the course of infertility much more of a marathon rather than a sprint! For many years, treatment is not necessarily a good thing when it comes to the long-sought-after Bcompetent^ oocyte was viewed as truly meaningful outcomes. The Bmore is better^ mentality more the byproduct of a magical mystery tour through a niche may have been successfully circumvented in the case of azo- known as ovarian follicle than some experimentally tractable ospermia, but not so for Mother Nature’s design for monovu- biological process. In humans, the best guess is the mystery lar species like ourselves. The challenge in human ARTs of tour takes some months to occur–at least for those women obtaining oocytes of the competent variety remains alive and lucky enough to have the ovarian functionality consistent with well if any hope of generating embryos obtains for transfers child bearing. resulting in a term (or near-term)
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