Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey is currently enrolling patients in a clinical validation trial of targeted next-generation sequencing-based preimplantation genetic testing to aid in the selection of embryos for transfer as part of in vitro fertilization.

According to Marie Werner, a reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellow at the lab and a primary investigator in the new trial, RMA of NJ currently offers testing using both SNP microarrays and quantitative PCR, as part of what it calls "comprehensive chromosome screening."

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