Giving In Vitro Fertilization A Helping Hand | March 17, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 11 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 92 Issue 11 | pp. 37-39
Issue Date: March 17, 2014

Giving In Vitro Fertilization A Helping Hand

Technologies have the potential to move selection methods in assisted reproduction beyond morphology assessment
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: pregnancy, in vitro fertilization, genetic testing, embryo, infertility

For many infertile couples, assisted reproductive technology such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) offers hope. But success rates are abysmal. In the U.S. in 2011, the latest year for which data have been released, 163,039 such cycles resulted in 47,818 live births and—thanks to twins and other multiples—61,610 infants, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, which collects data from U.S. fertility . . .

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