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Thursday, July 05, 2007

In the News July 5, 2007: Research on Genetic Diagnosis of Embryos

Genetic Diagnosis of Embryos Found Bad IVF Medicine
A report in the July 5th issue of The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that women of Advanced Maternal Age (defined in this study as 35 to 41 years old) who are interested in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) should not pursue preimplantation genetic diagnosis--taking cells from an embryo for genetic screening.
The report states the procedure worsens the odds of IVF resulting in a pregnancy or live birth for these women.

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