By Justin Petrone

Scientists at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain have developed a new comparative genomic hybridization approach for screening embryos prior to implantation during an in vitro fertilization cycle.

The technique, called short CGH, has been applied to the screening of chromosomal anomalies in cases of advanced maternal age, recurrent miscarriages, or repeated implantation failures.

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