Egg DNA Analysis

In Beijing, fertility researchers and clinicians are turning to single-cell genomics to assess the genetic health of eggs being used for in vitro fertilization, Technology Review reports.

A trial at Third Hospital of Peking University is examining whether DNA gathered from structures at the side of the egg can be amplified and analyzed to discover genetic aberrations and whether that method is as good at catching them as embryo biopsy.

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