Infertility is often due to poor egg quality, or chromosomal damage. Some of this damage may occur in the egg’s mitochondria, the cell’s powerhouse. A new procedure seeks to replace mitochondria in old eggs with fresher mitochondria to improve egg quality. However, some doctors say there haven’t been enough studies to know if the procedure is either safe or effective. Experts discuss.
- Dr. Owen Davis, Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College and President, American Society for Reproductive Medicine; Dr. Michelle Dipp, CEO and co-founder, Ovascience
- Dr. Neal Mahutte, Medical Director, Montreal Fertility Center and President, Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society