January 26, 2009

The array from the pole

Egglaying grasshopperPractical Ethics: Polar exploration: small steps towards cheaper, safer, easier IVF?

This little piece is about the new method of analysing the DNA of the polar body of the egg for chromosomal abnormalities using an array microanalysis in order to only fertilize eggs without abnormalities. If it works as it should it would improve reliability (and hence lower cost, effort and twinning) for IVF and reduce production of excess embryos. Generally good.

Posted by Anders3 at January 26, 2009 11:47 PM