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

New embryo test to improve IVF success rate

New embryo test to improve IVF success rate
Researchers at Oxford University have developed a test that may help to improve IVF success rates by checking the health of embryos. The team, led by Dr Dagan Wells, has apparently developed a test which checks embryos during IVF for abnormal numbers of chromosomes. They tested a few cells taken from early human embryos, each of which should contain 23 pairs of chromosomes. With more or less than this, embryos can fail to develop normally.

Researchers at Oxford University have developed a test that may help to improve IVF success rates by checking the health of embryos.

The team, led by Dr Dagan Wells, has apparently developed a test which checks embryos during IVF for abnormal numbers of chromosomes. They tested a few cells taken from early human embryos, each of which should contain 23 pairs of chromosomes. With more or less than this, embryos can fail to develop normally.

Source: IVF.net

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