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New DNA test for embryos could boost IVF success rates

Oct 20, 2015 - The Guardian (London)

A test that checks for abnormal amounts of DNA in IVF embryos has raised pregnancy rates at US fertility clinics that have started to offer the procedure.

Scientists in Oxford who helped develop the test claim it can boost the chances of an IVF pregnancy by 10 percentage points, leading to success rates of about 75% in 35-year-old women.

The test does not improve the quality of IVF embryos created at fertility clinics, but gives doctors a new way to identify the healthiest and most...