In this case study, a couple must decide what to do with unused frozen embryos from an in vitro fertilization procedure. Students form groups as stakeholders to discuss and present possible solutions.

Prior Knowledge Needed

What stem cells are, where embryonic stem cells come from, potential therapies using embryonic stem cells

Time Required

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Class Time: 50-100 minutes, longer if used for extensive discussion


Embryos-R-Us Print-and-Go


Supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) [No. 1 R25 RR16291-01] from the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. The contents provided here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NCRR or NIH.