Oxford Gene Technology this week launched a new microarray that can be used to screen embryos for chromosomal abnormalities prior to implantation during an in vitro fertilization cycle.

The CytoSure Single Cell Aneuploidy oligonucleotide array detects such abnormalities, or aneuploidy, across all 24 human chromosomes using DNA amplified from a single cell from an early-stage embryo, OGT said, enabling the selection of an embryo with a normal chromosomal content, OGT said.

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