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Breakthrough for IVF Egg-Screening Technique

Nursing Times,  Sept 2, 2009
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The child’s mother went through 13 failed IVF attempts before giving birth to him. The egg that produced the child was picked using array Comparative Genomic Hybridisation (CGH) by Nottingham’s CARE Fertility Group.

The technique involves picking chromosomally-normal eggs with the best chance of producing a pregnancy.

Experts think this could greatly improve chances of having successful fertility treatment. Abnormalities in chromosomes can cause embryos to fail, despite appearing healthy through a microscope.

The difference between array CGH and conventional CGH is that eggs do not have to be frozen first and results come back in one or two days compared with five or more in conventional CHG. Read more.


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