The question arises as to whether cryopreserved embryos are or can be heirs. Its situation incites more and more uncertainty and generates more conflicts of a juridical nature: filiatorial, inbreeding, identity, registration, succession, still unresolved. The new code, far from resolving the issue, has left them in the same or more defenseless situation than before their validity. Bearing in mind that the Roman legal conscience protected not only the life of the nasciturus from the first moment, but also protected the goods that by succession could correspond to it; we estimate, there is no lasting advance without taking root.


Keywords: cryopreserved embryos; heritage; Roman Law; projection.