Reproductive Genetics

New Genetic Markers of Embryo Quality

New Genetic Markers of Embryo Quality

Many IVF patients are now opting to do pre-implantation genetic screening of their embryos for aneuploidies (abnormal chromosome numbers) to improve the chance of selecting an embryo that will lead to a successful pregnancy. The research team is testing new, advanced sequencing technologies to obtain additional genetic information, from an embryo biopsy or from the fluid that the embryo grew in, that could be associated with an embryo’s capacity to attach in the uterus and further develop.