George M Grunert MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, HFS IVF Program Director

Chromosome screening may increase IVF success in older mothers

Chromosome screening may increase IVF success in older mothers
Using a new IVF technique could considerably increase older women's chances of pregnancy, a small clinical trial presented at a fertility conference suggests. In the technique embryos produced via IVF are first tested for major genetic abnormalities using a method called comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS). For this, samples are taken from embryos at the blastocyst stage, when they have around 100 cells.

Using a new IVF technique could considerably increase older women's chances of pregnancy, a small clinical trial presented at a fertility conference suggests.

In the technique embryos produced via IVF are first tested for major genetic abnormalities using a method called comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS). For this, samples are taken from embryos at the blastocyst stage, when they have around 100 cells.

Source: BioNews

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