First IVF baby with new embryo screening technique

A first baby has been born to a couple in the USA going through IVF and involving the use of a new embryo screening approach. The method uses the latest DNA sequencing techniques and aims to increase IVF success rates while being more affordable for couples. 

Dr Dagan Wells of the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology led the international team which has shown how 'next-generation sequencing' can be used to pick the embryos created by IVF that are most likely to lead to successful pregnancies.

Video interview with 'Fertility & Sterility', The Official Journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. 


  • The Oxford Safer Pregnancy Alliance (OSPREA) Open Afternoon,                                      for more information click here.

    OSPREA is a team of midwives, nurses, doctors, scientists and support staff who are working together with women and their families to carry out research relating to pregnancy, reproduction and women's health.

    The team is having an Open Afternoon on Wed 21st May from 12-4pm.  Everyone is welcome. Please register at . You can also drop in on the day.  Free Refreshments provided. The unit is located on Level 4 of the Women's Centre at the JR. Please see our website at


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