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.
The Institute of Reproductive Sciences - a new centre for cutting-edge research into causes of infertility and assisted reproduction techniques such as IVF - has opened on the Oxford Business Park in Cowley.
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