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A new technique for screening embryos for genetic defects during IVF more than doubles the chances that the embryo will implant in the mother's womb

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Screening embryos for genetic defects

A new technique for screening embryos for genetic defects during IVF more than doubles the chances that the embryo will implant in the mother's womb, according to a pilot study by UK and US researchers. 

The pilot study was led by Dr Dagan Wells, who presented results  to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine's annual conference in San Francisco on 10th November 2008.

 To read the full Guardian article written by James Randerson, Science Correspondent, The Guardian, Monday 10 November 2008, please click here